This book is an introduction to Islamic jurisprudence for readers without substantial background in this field. In two volumes, Sheikh Salih Al-Fawzan has projected light on issues of jurisprudence which are of utmost importance in a genuine and reader-friendly style, free from any complicated jargon or sophisticated expressions.
A Summary of Islamic Jurisprudence, in this translated version, fulfils a long-standing need on the part of the English speaking Muslims for a brief, introductory book on Islamic jurisprudence. It is a valuable book for novice readers, be they Muslims or non-Muslims, who do not have thorough knowledge of Islamic jurisprudence. The chapters of this book focus on major issues in Islamic jurisprudence. Volume one covers issues such as Purification, Prayer, Zakah, Fasting, hajj and Jihad. Volume two discusses issues such as Transactions, Inheritance, Marriage, Divorce, food, Oaths and other topics
Sheikh Salih Al-Fawzan (born in 1935) has obtained a PhD in Islamic Jurisprudence and has a high profile in teaching jurisprudence. He is a member of many academic institutions including the Board of Senior Scholars, The permanent Committee for Fatwa and Research. He has written more that sixty published works discussing the Islamic Aqeedah, Islamic jurisprudence and Muslim conduct.