Resources for Studying the Shāfiʿī Madhhab


Ml Yaqub Yusuf Abdullah

4 March 2024

If you are acquainted with the Arabic language, then the following books may help you learn the Shāfiʿī Madhhab:

المبادئ الفقهية (1-4)

الرسالة الجامعة

الجواهر النقية للشيخ إبراهيم البنهاري

الغاية والتقريب (متن أبي شجاع)

المقدمة الحضرمية مع شروحه

الفقه المنهجي

عمدة السالك وعدة الناسك

منهج الطلاب مع شرحه فتح الوهاب

منهاج الطالبين مع شروحه

If the Arabic language stands as a barrier and/or hindrance to your learning process, then you may consult:

تحفة الباري في الفقه الشافعي

which is authored by an Indian scholar in the Urdu language.

Alternatively, you may learn from some English books such as: 

The Accessible Conspectust A Commentary of Abu Shuja’ (mentioned above) by Musa Furber.

The Reliance of the Traveler (A Commentary of Umdat al-Salik mentioned above) by Shaykh Nuh Ha Mim Keller.

Also note that if you wish to master the Shāfiʿī Madhhab, then you should consult a qualified scholar in the Shāfiʿī school of Jurisprudence. The mastery of Usul al-Fiqh and its legal process (in addition to other sciences) is also required for the mastery of the Madhhab.

وﷲ تعالى أعلم

And Allah knows best