Al Wajeez Fi Al Fiqh Al Islami
By Dr. Wahbah Al zuhayli
HB, 1722pp, 3 Volumes.
Published by Dar Al-fikr, Damascus, Syria.
Dr. Professor Shaykh Wahbah Al-Zuhayli
(1932-) 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.
Financial Transactions in Islamic Jurisprudence is his
most well known work which has been translated in English