Translated by Nuh Ha Meem Keller
This is a classic manual of fiqh rulings based on Shafi'i School of jurisprudence and includes original Arabic texts and translations from classic works of prominent Muslim scholars such as al Ghazali, al-Nawawi, al Qurtubi, al Dhahabi and others رحمة الله عليهم. It is an indispensable reference for every Muslim or student of Islam who needs to research on Islamic rulings on daily Muslim life
The appendices form an integral part of the book and present original texts and translations from classic works by prominent scholars such as al-Ghazali, al-Nawawi, al-Qurturbi, al-Dhahabi, Ibn Hajar and others رحمة الله عليهم, on topics of Islamic law, faith, spirituality, Qur'anic exegesis and Hadith sciences.
It has also biographical notes about every person mentioned (391 biographies) , bibliography of each work cited (136 works), and a detailed subject index (95 pages). Of the 136 works drawn upon in its commentary and appendices, 134 are in the original Arabic. The sections and paragraphs have been numbered to facilitate cross-reference.