Simplified Principlesof Fiqh
By: Moulana Muhammad Mahyudeen
All praise is due only to Allaah. We laud Him and beseech His aid andbeg forgiveness only from Him and believe in Him and rely solely onHim. We seek salvation in Him from the evils of our inner selves and thevices of our actions. There is none to misguide one whom Allaah intendsto guide. I bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship but Allaah,the One who has no partner. I also testify that Hadhrat Muhammad(Sallahu Alahyi Wassalam) is the faithful servant and the Last Rasul of Allaah. May Allaah Ta’ala’s mercy be on him, his family and hisSahabaah (Radia Allahu Anhum Ajmaeen) and may He bless them andraise their status.The Lofty Quraan is the Divinely protected revelation of Allaah whilstthe Sunnat are the protected revelation to Rasulullaah
. Both these arethe primary sources of derivation in Shariat, followed by Ijma and Qiyasas secondary sources. These four sources enables a Muslim to beamongst the Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat. Obviously the Sunnan comprisesof the Ahadeeth and the way of life of the Beloved Nabi
. It alsoincludes the Sunnat of the Sahaba
and the validated activities of theTabe’een and Tabe- Tabe’een who had the qualities of Ihsaan.However, it is well known that letters make up words, words are used toconstruct sentences. The science of principles of Fiqh (jurisprudence)entails details to the minutest specification the classification of letters,words and sentences.