The Four Imams: Their Lives Works and their Schools of Thought


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This book is a compilation of four books which deal with the lives and works of the four imams who founded the four great canonical schools of thoughts of Islamic Fiqh. The Book was originally written in Arabic by the great Egyptian scholar and theologian Muhammad Abu Zahra and is presented in English for the first time.

About The Author

Muhammad Abu Zahra (1898–1974) was an Egyptian public intellectual, scholar of Islamic law, and author. He was a member of al-Azhar's Academy of Islamic Research.
He taught at al-Azhar's faculty of theology and later, as Professor of Islamic law at Cairo University. 
His more than forty books include biographies of Abu Hanifah, Malik ibn Anas, Al-Shafi'i, Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Zayd ibn Ali, Jafar as-Sadiq, Ali ibn al-Husayn Zayn al-'Abidin, Ibn Hazm and Ibn Taymiyyah, as well as works on personal status, pious endowments (waqf), property, and crime and punishment in Islamic law.

About The Editor

Shaykh Abdalhaqq Bewley accepted Islam in 1968 and spent some years in Morocco studying Islam. 
He is the author of Islam, its basic practices and beliefs, Zakat: raising a fallen pillar and a number of other works. In collaboration with his wife, translator Aisha Bewley, he translated The Noble Qur'an: a rendering of its meanings in English, Al-Muwatta of Imam Malik amongst other works. 

Author: Muhammad Abu Zahra
Format: Hardback
Pages: 518
Publisher: Dar Al Taqwa
Published: 2000
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 48 mm
ISBN10/ISBN13: 9781870582414

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