Author: Gibril Fouad Haddad
Publisher: Aqsa Publications (2010)
Pages: 227 Binding: Paperback 5 x 7.75 x 0.5"
Description from the publisher:
From the Forward:
'The Sunna is the first subsidiary source (masdar far'i) after the Qur'an among the sources of Islamic law. We describe it as a subsidiary source because it is the Qur'an that actually indicated that it is a source, and the basis of everything is the Qur'an. The Qur'an commanded us to follow the messenger of Allah: therefore we follow the messenger of Allah.'
-Shaykh Muhammad Sa'id Ibn Mulla Ramadan al-Buti"The meaning of the expression Binding Proof of the Sunnah is that the Sunna points to the judgment of Allah Most High, either as definitive knowledge ('ilm) or as as probable knowledge (zann), bringing it out and disclosing it for us. We understand the Divine rulings by means of the Sunna and it becomes binding upon us to put its content into practice, So the real meaning of the Sunna as binding proof is exposition and proof-inference necessitating obligatory practice of their results because the latter is the Divine decision." Dr. 'Abd al-Ghani B, 'Abd al-Khaliq
"The Sunna is the first subsidiary source (masadar far i) after the Quran among the sources of Islamic Law. We describe it as a subsidiary source because it is the Quran that actually indicated that it is a source, and the basis of everything is the Quran. The Quran commanded us to follow the Messenger of Allah: therefore we follow the Messenger of Allah." Dr. Muhammad Sa'id Ibn Mulla Ramadan Al-Buti
The book also contains the translation of Imam Ibn Hajar al-'Asqalani's explanation of the Hadith on Islam, Iman and Ihsan also known as Gibril's hadith from the Fathul Bari.
Shaykh Gibril Fouad Haddad holds a doctorate in French literature from Columbia University, New York. He is a prolific author and translator of classical Islamic works into English. He has recently published Sunna Notes Vol. 1: Hadith History and Principles, and Vol. 2: The Excellent Innovation in the Quran and Sunna at Birmingham's AQSA Publications and Hellenthal, Germany's Warda Press. A follower of Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani since he became Muslim in 1991, he currently resides in Damascus, Syria, where he has been studying aqida, hadith and fiqh since 1997.