This 2 Volume Translation is from Volume 5 of Dr Wahbah Al-Zuhayli’s 8 volumes of the Al-Fiqh Al-Islami wa-Adillatuh (Islamic Jurisprudence and its Proofs), Damascus, Darl Al-Fikr fourth Edition 1997 The author covers issues in this volume that were not covered in previous ones, including recent Fatwas related to the stock market (options, short selling, etc).. Includes a selection of papers on Islamic Law, Economics and Finance.
Provides comprehensive Fiqh coverage including the views of all major schools of Thought (madhhab) in an easy to understand language. The thorough indexes make it easy to locate any topic within the set.
The goal in providing this translation was to give non-Arabic readers access to the rich Islamic juristic literature on financial transactions. A Translation of Volume 6 is forthcoming shortly, Allah willing.
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About The Author
Dr. Professor Shaykh Wahbah Al-Zuhayli (1932-2015) born in Syria and Qualified from Azhar and various other Universities in Egypt and Syria is a prominent Sunni professor and Islamic scholar specializing in Islamic law and legal philosophy.
Dr Zuhayli has defended traditional orthodox Sunni Islam – regarding the Ashari and Maturidi schools of belief to be orthodox and defending the option of lay Muslims to follow a madhhab or school of Islamic jurisprudence in their everyday lives. His works on Islamic legal theory establish that traditional Sunni Islamic orthodoxy is defined by that which complies to one of the four valid Sunni madhhab, however he has also stated that following one of the four madhhab is not obligatory.
He is the author of many of books on Islamic and secular law, many of which have been translated to English. He is chairman of Islamic jurisprudence in the College of Sharia at Damascus University. He is also a signatory to the Amman Message and A Common Word documents.