Author: Ibn Rushd; Professor Imran Ahsan Khan Nyazee (translator); Professor Mohammad Abdul Rauf (reviewer)
Publisher: Garnet Publishing (2000)
Pages: 619 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
Ibn Rushd's Bidayat al-Mujtahid, (The Distinguished Jurist's Primer) occupies a unique place among the authoritative manuals of Islamic law. It is designed to prepare the jurist for the task of the mujtahid, a fully qualified and independent jurist, who derives law and lays down precedents to be followed by the judge in the administration of justice. In this manual, Ibn Rushd traces most of the issues of Islamic law, describing not only what the law is, but also elaborating the methodology of some of the greatest legal minds in Islam to show how such laws were derived. This book deals with all the issues facing a Muslim in his daily life and is therefore, highly useful for Muslims all over the world who need to understand and perhaps reinterpret their law for new situations. It has special significance for judges, lawyers, teachers, and students in Muslim and non-Muslim countries.
This volume is part of the collection known as Great Books of Islamic Civilization.