Posted by: seekerofthesacred | August 10, 2009

Shafi’i Fiqh Resources

Bismi Llahir Rahmanir Rahim.

wa salla Llah ‘ala al-mab’uthi rahmatal-lil ‘alamin, wa alihi wa sahbihi ajma’in.

I thought it useful to share with you the traditional Hadrami curriculum used to teach the furu’ ofshafi’i fiqh. May Allah accept this endeavour.

Note: The broken links are in the process of being fixed.

1. adh-Dhakhirat al-Musharrafah – ‘The Glorious Treasure’. Author: al-Habib ‘Umar b. Hafiz

Arabic PDF English Translation

2. ar-Risalat al-Jami’ah – ‘The Encompassing Treatise’ translated as ‘Essentials of Islam’. Author: al-Habib Ahmad b. Zayn al-Habshi.

Arabic PDF English Translation

3. Safinat an-Naja – ‘Ship of Salvation’

Arabic PDF English Translation (PDF) English Translation (for purchase)

4. al-Mukhtasar al-Latif – ‘The subtle commentary (on the muqaddimah hadramiyyah). Author: al-Faqih ‘Abdu Llah b. ‘Abd ar-Rahman Ba Fadl

Arabic PDF English Lessons

5. al-Muqaddimah al-Hadramiyyah  – ‘The Hadrami Introduction (toshafi’i fiqh)’. Author: al-Faqih ‘Abdu Llah b. ‘Abd ar-Rahman Ba Fadl

Arabic PDF Arabic ‘Sharh’ (Ba ‘Ishn)

6. Matn al-Ghayatu wat-Taqrib (Abi Shuja’). Author: Abu Shuja’ Ahmad b. al-Hasan al-Asbahani

Arabic PDF [For English translation, leave a comment beneath this page.]

7. az-Zubad. Author: Ibn Raslan.

Arabic PDF

8. Sharh al-Yaqut an-Nafis‘The Precious Jewel’. Author: al-Habib Muhammad b. Ahmad ash-Shatiri.

Arabic PDF

9.’Umdat as-Salik – ‘Reliance of the Traveller’. Author: Abu ‘l-‘Abbas Ahmad b. Naqib al-Misri

Arabic PDF English Translation

10. Minhaj at-Talibin. Author: Abu Zakariyya Yahya an-Nawawi

Arabic PDF

The various shuruh of the minhaj may be subsequently taught. Ibn Hajar’s Tuhfat al-Muhtaj is relied upon most, followed by ar-Ramli’s Nihayat al-Muhtaj, followed by Fath al-Wahhab and Sharh asSaghir of Shaykh al-Islam Zakariyya al-Ansari, followed by ash-Shirbini’s Mughni al-Muhtaj and finally al-Mahalli’s Kanz ar-Raghibin.





  1. Salam brother Suleiman,

    This is great masha’Allah!! Keep the good work up. I have always wanted to have the complete Arabic text of the first text mentioned.

    Friendly greetings,

    your brother Harun

  2. Salam again,

    By the way the ZIP file of the first text can’t be opened. Thought I’d let you know.



  3. Sidi Harun, it works fine.

    However, don’t close the folder. Keep it open, click on the word file and it will work. If you are impatient and close the folder before it loads up on Word it will not work.

    Suleiman Bin Salim

  4. Salam,\

    Strange, I can’t seem to open it from my laptop. Perhaps you could send me the Word-doc by mail insha’Allah if possible? You have my personal mail right?



    p.s. i’m the Harun from Marifah etc. we mailed before.

  5. The Shrah of Safeenatunajah, ‘Na’il Raja’ is sold in the Oberkan bookshops here in Saudi. It has very clear explainations, great as a primer in Aqidah and fiqh.

  6. Bismillah…

    When I get time, I will upload the pages on the Nayl ar-Raja of Sayyid Shatri…

    This page was meant to provide info for the Mutun taught at Dar al-Mustafa…

  7. Assalaamu alaikum wa rahmatu Allah

    Baraka Allahu feek for posting the resources.

    Some newer versions of the resources from website are to be found on:

    Wa assalaam

  8. Salam again bro Suleiman,

    I can’t download Adh-Dhakhirah al-Musharrafah, also not from the Arabic website, please help me out here man.



  9. السلام عليكم ورحمة الله

    All Shafi’i students may download some shafi’i books from
    Some of them are:
    Safinatun Najah with the translation
    Translation of Minhaj al-Talibin
    Reliance of the traveller etc.
    You may visit this link:


  10. I think Safinat al-Naja’ isn’t available anymore. Would you happen to have the PDF saved somewhere? If so, could you upload it? Jazak Allah khayran

  11. Bismillah…
    As-Salamu `Alaykum wa Rahmatullah…

    Jazakum Allah Khayran, thank you so much for notifiying me, sayyidi Mustafa Ghani. I have ammended the links, please try again…

    Keep me in your duas,


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  13. as salaamu alaikum wa rahmatullaah,

    I studied Matn Abi Shuja overseas and would like to teach it to my friends and family. Is there a place where I could buy it in English?

    Jazaakumullaahu khayran

    was salaamu alaikum wa rahmatullaah

    Akhukum Isa

    • wa ‘alaykum as-salam wa rahmatuLlahi wa barakatuh,

      I do know of at least one translation, though it’s not on the market yet, and consequently I havn’t been able to get my hands on a copy.


  14. aselamu aleykum werahmatulahi weberekatuhu, dear brothers and sisters in islam.

    i realy happy of your books here and reading some of them and gaining info on the basics of islam so may Alah accept your good deeds and grant you jannet alfirdaws.

  15. Salaam can’t seem to access the arabic version of al muqaddimah al hadramiyyah or its sharh – any ideas where I can get this from?

    • Thank you for alerting me! It looks like I’ll have to review the links. . .

  16. Assalam Wa Alaykum,

    Is English translation / version of Matn Abi Shujaa’ available? If not with you, do you know if an authentic English translation is available online or in print.

    Jazak Allah Khairan


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