Consensus of the Islamic Jurists : al-Ijma'
By Imam Muhammad b. Ibrahim al-Mundhir
Translator : S. 'Abd al-Hamid
Paperback 279 Pages
ISBN : 9780985803322
Publisher : The Islamic Literary Foundation (USA)
About The Book
Consensus of the Islamic Jurists, is an English translation of the Arabic book al-Ijma' by Imam Muhammad b. Ibrahim al-Mundhir.
The book is unique in its subject matter as it deals with only those issues of Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) that the scholars agreed on.
The translator has added annotations to the work that may offer benefit for those who wish to study the subject matter further.
This expansive knowledge of the difference of opinion and issues of fiqh and usul al-fiqh placed ibn Mundhir in excellent grasp of the knowledge of the issues upon which the Islamic community agreed, thereby permitting him to author the book al-Ijma'.
Anyone who knows of this topic and reads this book with an open mind will come to know that this book is the best of its kind on the this subject.
For this reason:
Ibn Qudamah, in al-Mughni, quotes often from al-Ijma' and from ibn Mundhir's other works.
Imam al-Nawawi said in al-Majmu', "Anything I quote from al-Ijma' of ibn Mundhir is an example of excellence in this science"
Ibn Hajar and al-Qurtubi also quoted from him.
Ibn Rushd in his book Bidayat al-Mujtahid also quotes from this book
About The Author
Muhammad b. Ibrahim al-Mundhir, Abu Bakr al-Nisaburi was a great scholar in the various Islamic sciences and disciplines. He eventually resided in Makkah and became the Shaykh of the Haram (the Holy Sanctuary).
He later died there around the year 318 AH. The scholars have said the following about him:
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