Great read to understand that we are all from1 Madh habs and how it evolves and what we should do There are also sharing of misintepretation of Madh habs.
This was part of the curriculum for fiqh101 and its a one of its kind book on the evolution of fiqh aka islamic jurisprudence Gives you an excellent understanding on how we have the four mashabs as we do today.
The main message of the book is a call to understanding juristic differences, with an aim to remove them where possible, and a proposal for the unification of the madh habs The Evolution of Fiqh can be purchased directly from the publisher, International Islamic Publishing House, at www.
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Perhaps, I would rate itwhen I actually read it about 9 years back Its amazing how acquisition of knowledge and time adds complexity to the discourse which may be considered very simple and straightforward, otherwise Bilal Philips thesis is dangerously lacking depth.
Excellent piece of work I recommend this book to all Muslims, especially the ones new to learning about the religion It is written in a very simple and easy way so that everyone at all level can understand The only problem is there are some spelling and grammatical mistakes but it doesn t occur often I loved this book and will continue to reread every once in a while.
Title speaks for itself Applying a biological concept to history and the history of fiqh at that Full of inaccuracies and misconceptions and betrays a lack of depth of scholarship from the author.