Hanafi Fiqh

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This is a site of Islamic Fiqh according to the school founded by Abu Hanifah.

The study of the rules and laws of Islam (called fiqh in Arabic) is about categorizing and judging human acts according to the teachings of Allah and His messenger. Acts include what we do with our bodies and in our hearts.
The school of Islamic Fiqh founded by Abu Hanifah is one of the four that enjoyed massive and general scholarly acceptance since the salaf-generation until today (click on: why follow a school?). Its acceptance is due to the completeness, precision and strong proofs by which it organized and answered the questions of this science.

In fact, the acceptability of following the school of Abu Hanifah is clearly indicated in the Hadith authenticated by Al-Dhahabi, Al-Suyuutiy and Al-Haakim, which means "Verily You shall open Constantinople. Its leader is good and so is that army." Throughout history muslim rulers strove to take this city due to this hadith. They wanted to be the leader that the Prophet blessed. It is well known that Muhammad al-Faatih and his army, who conquered this city, were Hanafis.

Please find below a series of articles related to fiqh and Islam. If you have any questions or comments, please go to the Fiqh Q&A weblog.

Note that you can get a nice printout of the articles by highlighting just the article with its headings and pasting it into a wordprocessor. Make as many copies as you like - I don't believe that there is such a thing as copyright.

The Prophet's Hair - May Allah Raise His Rank

Al-Imaam Muslim related in his book of authenticated Hadiths that the companions would surround the Prophet (may Allah raise his rank) when he was cutting his hair, wanting to prevent a single hair from falling on something other than in the hand of one of them.

It is also authentically related that he distributed his hair among them after shaving in his farewell Hajj Pilgrimage. These hairs have been preserved by the muslims in the same manner as Hadiths have - through chains of safekeepers.

Summaries for New Muslims:
The Islamic Belief in God: an explanation to fresh converts and non-Muslims
The Belief in Prophet Muhammad: an overview for fresh converts
Allahs attributes of power and will
Avoiding Kufr (blasphemy)/ Riddah (apostasy)
Minimum Prayer-knowledge for absolute beginners
Obligations and Common Sins One Should Know

Background knowledge for the study of fiqh:
The Role and Importance of Knowledge in Islam
The Foundations of the Religion
Terminology for learning the rules of Islam

Lessons on the rules and laws of Islam (fiqh):

On Purification (Tahaarah):
Prerequisites of prayer - wuduu' (ablution)
Greater ritual impurity and removing it.
Times when it is sunnah or mustahabb to take ghusl
Dealing with injuries and continuously breaking one's Wudu'
Water for ritual purification (Brief Introduction)
Prohibitions for the one who is ritually impure
The types of filth
Other important notes regarding filth.
Removing filth and cleaning in the bathroom
The five kinds of water
Wiping the khuff

On Prayer:
Prerequisite of prayer: To face in the direction of the Kaabah
The prayer times
The calls for prayer
Preferred and disliked prayer times
Description of the prayer
Reciting in prayer
Prayer leadership
Accidents during group prayer
Disliked acts related to prayer and the masjid (revised)
Invalidators of Prayer
Optional prayers
Witr Prayer
Interrupting the prayer to join a group prayer
Catching up missed prayers or parts of group prayer
The Prostration of Inattentiveness (sujuud as-sahw)
Praying While Sick
The Prostration of Recital
The prayer of the traveler
The Friday Prayer
The Eid Prayer
The Eclipse Prayers
The Prayer of asking for water (istisqaa)
Prayer in Fear
Prayer by,in, or on top of the Kaabah

On Fasting:
Rules of Fasting

Hajj and ^Umrah Pilgrimage
Umrah with Hajj Pilgrimage
Breeches and atonements in Hajj (word document)
Useful Extra Information for Pilgrimage

Buying and selling transactions
Ribaa ("usury")
Introduction to buying and selling transactions
The verbal sales contract
The sales contract by mutual exchange
Conditions for the sales contract to be valid

Miscellaneous Articles:
Pearls of monotheism from islamic history (Updated Jan/03/2005 - remember to hit refresh button)
Jesus, the prophet of Islam
Women in Islam

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