Author: Salih Fauzan Al-Fawzan
Publisher: Dar Al-Arqam (2016)
Pages: 808 Binding: Hardcover
Description from the publisher:
This is a translation of volume 1 & 2 of Shaykh Salih al-Fawzan's excellent 3-part commentary on the classical guide to the Hanbali madhab entitled Zad al-Mustaqni'. It covers the Book of Purification; the Book of Prayer; the Book of Funerals; the Book of Zakat; the Book of Fasting; the Book of Rites; the Book of Jihad and the Book of Food. Shaykh Bakr Abu Zayd said in al-Madkhal al-Mufassal; Zad al-Mustaqni' fi Ikhtisar al-Muqni' is the text that came to be considered as the main source for the study of the Hanbali madhab (school of jurisprudence) and quintessential for the students in the land of the Hanabilah (i.e. the Arabian Peninsula); particularly in the region of Najd. The people busied themselves reading; memorising and writing commentaries upon this book. This was carried out in study circles in the masajid where the scholars imparted knowledge to others and also in formal learning institutions. This book was studied in-depth so much so that some scholars provided explanations just upon the phrases within it so as to make it easy for the new learner. This was expanded to include proofs and evidences for those in the intermediate level. In the levels; thereafter; proofs and evidences were fused with the disputes that exist within the madhab and in comparison; to the other madhabs. Some scholars said: The texts of Zad and Bulugh; Suffice for one to attain genius. They indicated through this [the importance of] Zad al-Mustaqni' with regards to the study of fiqh and Bulugh al-Maram with regards to the study of hadith.No book as exemplary has been authored since it that contains as many important points (muhimat) and issues (masa'il) as Zad.