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The Reconciliation of the Fundamentals of Islamic Law, or al-Muwafaqat fi Usul Al-Sharai'a, written by Ibrahim ibn Musa Abu Ishaq al-Shatibi is an innovation in Islamic jurisprudence for it was for the first time that the objectives of shari'a were addressed, as they are in this book. The book is an authority in understanding the objectives of the shari'a.
It was first published in in Tunis, and since then it has been a source of inspiration, moderation and renewal in fiqh. The Author describes the contents of his book as follows: When the concealed secrets began to be revealed - I started collecting their unique meanings - I did this to the extent of my ability and strength, while elaborating the purposes of the Book Qur'an and the Sunna - organizing these precious gems and gathering these benefits into meanings that have recourse to the principles helping in their comprehension and attachment, and I merged them with the interpretation of principles of fiqh and organised them on a shining and radiant string.
The book is divided into five parts:. The present volume deals with the first two parts. The translation of the remaining parts, is presented in the second volume. About The Author. He died H in Granada. Imam Shatibi's full name was "Ibrahim bin Mosa bin Muhammad al-Shatibi al-Gharnati, he grew up in Granada Muslim Spain and died in the year Hijri He is one of the foundational scholars of Usul al-fiqh or methodology of law whose books, like al-Ghazali's, are required reading in that field, he laid great emphasis on the requirement of complete knowledge and erudition in the Arabic language, not merely correct understanding, for those who practice ijtihad.
Since the opinion of the mujtahid is a hujja or proof for the common person, this degree of authority necessitates direct access to the sources and full competence. Item Added Successfully. Add to Wish List. Add to Cart.
The Reconciliation of the Fundamentals of Islamic Law - Volume 1 - Al Muwafaqat Fi Usul Al Shari'a