The Risala

of 'Abdullah ibn Abi Zayd al-Qayrawani

(310/922 - 386/996)

A Treatise on Maliki Fiqh

(Including commentary from ath-Thamr ad-Dani by al-Azhari)

Abu Muhammad 'Abdullah, a Maliki faqih known as "Shaykh al-Faqih" and "little Malik". He was the head of the Maliki school in Qayrawan. He wrote ar-Risala and an-Nawadir and several other books.
(His biography in the Tartib al-Madarik)

(By the way, some people have lifted this translation and attributed it to someone else. It is entirely my translation.)

1. Prologue

2. Creeds (Edited on 12 January 2001)

3. What Necessitates Wudu' and Ghusl

4. Purity of Water, Place and Clothing

 5. Wudu' and Cleaning Oneself after the Lavatory

6. Ghusl

7. Tayammum

8. Wiping over Leather Socks

9. Times of the Prayer

10. The Adhan

11. How to Perform the Prayer

12. The Imam

13. On various aspects of the prayer

14. The sajdas of the Qur'an

15. The Travel Prayer

16. The Jumu'a Prayer

17. The Fear Prayer

18. The 'Id Prayers

19. The Eclipse Prayer

20. The Rain Prayer

21. Care and Burial of the Dead

22. The Funeral Prayer

23. Burial of a Child


25. I'tikaf

26. Zakat

27. Zakat on Livestock

28. Zakat al-Fitr

29. Hajj and 'Umra

30.Sacrifices, Slaughter of Animals, 'Aqiqa, Hunting

31. Jihad

32. Oaths and Vows

33. Marriage

34. Divorce

35. 'Idda and Maintenance

36. Sales

37. Bequests and Freeing Slaves

38. Property Rights

39. Judgements on Homicide and Hudud

40. Judgements and Testimony

41. Shares of Inheritance

42. A General Chapter on the Legal Status of Various Practices

43. The Natural Form (Fitra)

44. Eating and Drinking

45. Rulings Concerning Speech

46. Medical treatment, charms, etc.

47. Dreams and Leisure

(The translation here is not intended to be the final version,

but it is hoped that it will be of some use to those looking

for texts on Maliki fiqh.)

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