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  • Help requested on Reliance of the Traveller
     OP - August 23, 2017, 09:04 AM

    In an attempt to increase my understanding of Islam I was recommended this book. I find it fascinating in content as I am a student of law and it is a law book. Here's the question. Can anyone help me with the accuracy of this book, is it a respected volume among the majority of Muslims? If not, is there any condemnation of this book among the majority of Muslims. Thoughts and opinions would be welcome.
  • Help requested on Reliance of the Traveller
     Reply #1 - August 23, 2017, 09:51 AM

    I'm not familiar with it, but I've found a comment here saying that a chapter dealing with slavery has been omitted from the translation: https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=Z-uPDQAAQBAJ&pg=PA144&lpg=PA144&dq=%22reliance+of+the+traveller%22+academia.edu&source=bl&ots=GbyIWbP1iI&sig=T8tyFteG_C-JwsHlFL4QMqntdS4&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwio96qUie3VAhUMmrQKHXSgDc8Q6AEIMzAI#v=onepage&q=%22reliance%20of%20the%20traveller%22%20academia.edu&f=false
  • Help requested on Reliance of the Traveller
     Reply #2 - August 23, 2017, 10:59 AM

    In an attempt to increase my understanding of Islam I was recommended this book ...........

    .............Reliance of the Traveller.....................


    https://www.councilofexmuslims.com/index.php?topic=19495.msg756470#msg756470

    http://forum09.faithfreedom.org/viewtopic.php?p=208960#p208960

    Do not let silence become your legacy  
    I renounced my faith to become a kafir, 
    the beloved betrayed me and turned in to  a Muslim
     
  • Help requested on Reliance of the Traveller
     Reply #3 - August 23, 2017, 12:34 PM

    The book (in its original form, since it seems that the translation is somewhat not authentic to the original work) is one of the more popular and basic books within the Shafi' school of thought. Sunni Islam, as you may know, is divided in four main schools of thoughts. There are some differences between them. Their methodology differ in certain aspects, and hence the way they derive laws, and the sources they use as well (depending on the scholars who are the "backbone" and "fundament" of the school, and how they graded different ahadith), as well as how they interpret them (going back to the methodology). But I wouldn't go as far as to say that there are major differences, so much that you couldn't read one book of fiqh/jurisprudence from any one of the schools, and not get a general idea of what Islamic law is all about.
    When I studied Islam and Islamic law, we started off with Umdat-ul fiqh by Ibn Qudamah as the first fiqh book to go over. It's one of the beginners books for any student of knowledge, but from the Hanbali school of thought. I'm pretty sure Reliance of the Traveler is the Shafi' equivalent.

    "The healthiest people I know are those who are the first to label themselves fucked up." - three
  • Help requested on Reliance of the Traveller
     Reply #4 - August 23, 2017, 03:16 PM

    .....four main schools of thoughts......
    .....When I studied Islam and Islamic law.......,
    ........we started off with Umdat-ul fiqh by Ibn Qudamah .........
    ..........I'm pretty sure Reliance of the Traveler is the Shafi' equivalent. .....

    my goodness gracious, 

    ......Cornflowerrrrrrrrr..........   you should have been preaching or teaching Islam as a faculty member in some university... people would have lined up to listen to you..and you are right  original "Reliance of the Traveler" is indeed the" Shafi' Islamic jurisprudence"

    I suggest to  Garth to start with wiki and go on to read Islamic literature of medieval times

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shafi%27i
    http://concit.org/reliance-of-the-traveller-sharia-law-manual/
    http://www.hadith-studies.com/AL-SHAFIIS-RISALA.PDF





    Do not let silence become your legacy  
    I renounced my faith to become a kafir, 
    the beloved betrayed me and turned in to  a Muslim
     
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