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Encyclopedia of Islamic Jurisprudence Concerning Muslim Women (3 Volumes) by Yusuf al-Hajj Ahmad

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Dear Muslim sister, it is my sincere intention to present you with a comprehensive book that addresses those matters of your life and religion that are essential in facilitating your role as a mother, teacher and nurturer. i have collected, in this work, the views of great scholars (and imams) who have preceded us in their knowledge, laborious endeavors, and virtue.'

Volume One:

Status of Women in Islam

What is a woman?s right in the light of the Shari?ah (law) of Islam?

Does Islam honour or disgrace

Her excellent reception at birth

The Aqeeqah

His / Her naming

Her share of inheritance

Her entitlement to care and equality with male children

Honouring women as wives

Right to education

Her eligibility for Islamic obligations

The entitlement to having her will respected

Right to own property

Right to work

What are the conditions under which a woman is allowed to work?

Book of Belief

Belief in the Oneness of the Creator

Chapter 1

Belief in Allah

Allah?s Beautiful Names

The meaning of the blessed Names

Allah?s Attributes

Chapter 2

Belief in the Angels

Some are assigned to the Throne

Some are Keepers of Paradise

Some of them are Keepers of Hell

Some are assigned to record the actions of Allah?s slaves

Some are dwellers of the heavens

Some witness the funerals of the martyrs and righteous people

Some who are assigned to guard humans

Some of them look for gatherings of remembrance of Allah on the earth

Some of them are responsible for conveying greetings to the Prophet (sallallaahu ?alayhi wa sallam) from his Ummah

Some are envoys between Allah and His Messengers

Belief in the Books

Belief in the Messengers

The Prophets who are mentioned in the Qur?aan by their names, Adam to Muhammad

Belief in the Last Day

The Grave and the Barzakh Life

Blowing of the Trumpet

Horrors of the Day of Resurrection

Resurrection and Gathering

The arrogant ones

Those who will be provided shelter under Allah?s shade

The Intercession

The Pond

The Scale

What will be weighed on the Balance?

The Bridge

Description of Hell

Description of Paradise and its Bliss

Belief in Pre-Decree

Invalidators of Islam

Beware of Words that Lead to Disbelief

Book of Trial and Signs of the Hour

Minor signs of the Hour

Major signs of the Hour

Book of Purification



Bathroom Manners


Ritual Bath


Al-Mustahabb, Al-Makruh


Menstruation, Its Conditions, Its Purification, Its Ruling

Volume Two:

Book of Prayer

Its Meaning, Wisdom, Timings, and Abandonments

Adhaan and Iqaamah

Conditions for the Validity of Prayer

Things Disliked in Prayer

Congregational Prayer, Traveler?s Prayer, Prayer of Fear

Jumu?ah Prayer

Supererogatory Prayers

Eid Prayers

Taraweeh Prayers

Prayer for the Eclipse of the Sun and Moon

Prayer for Rain

Ruling for Funerals

Book of Zakaah

Its Definition, Ruling and Proof, Wisdom and Abandonment

Nisab, Its Conditions and what is Due on Each Nisab

Zakah of the Mixed Wealth

Manner of Paying Zakah

Beneficiaries of Zakah

Paying Zakah on Money Loaned out to others

Zakatul Fitr


Book of Fasting

Its Meaning, Wisdom, Ordainment, Conditions and Abandonments

Etiquettes of Fasting

Making up for the Missed Days in Ramadan

Supererogatory Fasting

The Disliked and the Forbidden Fasts

I?tikaf, Its Meaning, Ruling, Conditions and Invalidators

Book of Hajj and Umrah

Its Meaning, Ruling and Proof, and Conditions

Entering into the State of Ihram

Rites of Hajj and Umrah

Recommended Acts of Hajj, Termination of Ihram for Hajj

Violation of a Hajj, Ruling Concerning a Person

Visiting the Prophet?s Mosque and His Noble Grave

Oaths and Vows

Its Definition, Types, and Fulfillment

Slaughtering, Hunting, Food and Drink

Its Meaning

Animals that are slaughtered


Book of Dress and Adornment

Using Gold, Silver and Silk

Rulings regarding Hair, Its Length and Color

The Impermissibility of Making Images, Its Wisdom and Exceptions (if any)

Book of Nikah (Marriage)

Its Definition, Ruling, Reasoning, Pillars, Dowry and Witnesses

Etiquettes of Marriage

Conditions Made in Marriage

The Option in Marriage

Marital Rights and Obligations

Wife?s Rebellion

Conjugal Bed Manners

Invalid Marriages

Women Forbidden for Marrying

Divorce, Its Ruling, Pillars, and Types

Khul?, Its Ruling, Conditions

I?la, Its Ruling and Regulations

Zihar, Its Ruling and Regulations

Li?an, Proof from the Texts, Its Wisdom and Ruling

?Iddah, Its Meaning, Ruling, Wisdom, Types

Maintenance, Its Meaning and Its Recipients

Hadhanah, Its Meaning, Ruling

Suckling, Its Meaning, Obligations

Kinship, Its Meaning, Ruling

Book of Inheritance and Its Rulings

Mutual Inheritance

Causes of Inheritance

Males and Females who entitled to a Share of Inheritance

The Prescribed Statutory Portions

Ta?sib, Its Meaning, Categories

Hajb, Its Meaning, Types

Cases of inheritance involving Grandfather




Division of the Estate


Share of a Hermaphrodite

Inheritance of the Fetus, the Lost Person and the Drowned

Shares of Kin and Kith

Book of Interactions

Sales, Its Ruling, Wisdom, Pillars, Conditions

Riba (Usury), Its Meaning, Types, Ruling, Wisdom, Basics

As-Sarf, Its Meaning, Ruling, Wisdom, Conditions

As-Salam, Its Meaning, Ruling, Conditions, Regulations

Shuf?ah, Its Meaning, Proof

Iqalah (Revocation of Contract), Its Meaning, Ruling

Sharikah (Partnership), Its Meaning, Ruling, Conditions

Mudharabah, Its Meaning, Ruling, Regulations

Al-Musaqat, Its Meaning, Ruling, Regulations

Muzara?ah (Leasing of Land for Agriculture), Its Meaning, Ruling, Regulations

Ijarah, Its Meaning, Ruling, Conditions, Regulations

Al-Ju?alah (Reward or Prize), Its Meaning, Ruling, Regulations

Hawalah (Transfer), Its Meaning, Ruling, Regulations, Conditions

Adh-Dhaman (Guarantee-ship), Its Meaning, Ruling, Regulations

Al-Kafalah (Surety-ship), Its Meaning, Ruling, Regulations

Ar-Rahn (Mortage), Its Meaning, Ruling, Regulations

Al-Wakalah (Delegation), Its Meaning, Ruling, Regulations, Conditions

As-Sulh (Peace-making), Its Meaning, Ruling, Regulations, Types

Reviving a Dead Piece of Land, Its Meaning, Ruling, Regulations

Excess Water, Its Meaning, Ruling, Regulations

Al-Iqta (Land Allocation), Its Meaning, Ruling, Regulations

Al-Hima (Sanctuary), Its Meaning, Ruling, Regulations

Al-Qardh (Loan), Its Meaning, Ruling, Regulations, Conditions

Al-Wadi?ah, Its Meaning, Ruling, Regulations

Al-Ariyah, Its Meaning, Ruling, Regulations

Al-Ghasb (Illegal Seizure of Property), Its Meaning, Ruling, Regulations

Al-Luqtah, Its Meaning, Ruling, Regulations

LuqIt, its Meaning, Ruling, Regulations

Al-Hajr, Its Meaning, Ruling,

Bankruptcy, Its Meaning, Ruling

Al-Wasiyyah (Will and Testament), Its Meaning, Ruling, Conditions

Al-Waqf, Its Meaning, Ruling, Regulations, Conditions

Hibah, Its Meaning, Ruling, Conditions

Al-?Umra (Life Grant), Its Meaning, Ruling

Ar-Ruqba, Its Meaning, Ruling, Regulations

Volume Three:

Book of Jihaad and Related Matters

Fighting in the Way of Allaah


Necessity of Getting Prepared for Jihad

Giving a Guarantee of Protection

Trust and Peace Treaty

Distribution of War Booty, Kharaj and Jizyah

War Captives

Horse Race and Archery

Crimes and Rulings Pertaining to Them

Crime against a Person

Rulings Concerning Crimes

Crimes Committed on Limbs


Head Wound

Injury Caused on other Parts of the Body beside the Head and Face

Hudood (Prescribed Punishments) and Its Rulings

Prescribed Punishment (Hadd) for Consuming Alcohol

Legal Punishment for Slander (Qadhf)

The Prescribed Punishment for Adultery

The Prescribed Punishment for Theft

Penalty for Muharibeen (Highway Robbers)

Ahl Al-Baghy




Tarikus-Salat (One Who Abandons Prayer)

Discretionary Punishment (Ta?zir)

Judicial Decisions and Testimonies

Al-Qada? (Judicial Decision)


Al-Iqrar (Confession)

Bondage and It's Rules


Rulings Pertaining to a Bondman




Umm Walad


Book of Manners

Etiquettes of Intention

Being Courteous with Allaah

Being Courteous with Allaah?s Book (the Glorious Qur?aan)

Being Courteous with the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu ?alayhi wa sallam)

Promoting Virtue and Preventing Vice

Loving the Companions of Allaah's Messenger, Believing in their Superiority, Honouring the Muslim Imams and Obeying those who are in Positions of Authority

Being Courteous with One?s Self

Being Courteous with the Creation: Parents, Children, Siblings, Spouses, Relatives, Neighbours, Muslims, Non-Muslims, Animals

Brotherhood, Loving and Hating for the Sake of Allaah

Etiquettes of Sitting and Gathering

Manners of Eating and Drinking

Etiquettes of Hospitality

Etiquettes of Traveling

Manners of Dressing

Hijab in Islam

Conditions of an Islamic Hijab

Characteristics of the Fitrah

Manners of Sleeping

Book of Manners

Description of Good Manners

Patience and Perseverance

Putting One?s Trust in Allaj (at-Tawakkul) and Self-Reliance

Altruism and Practical Examples

Justice and Moderation


Al-Haya (Modesty)


As-Sidq (Truthfulness)

Generosity and Liberality

Humility and Condemnation of Arrogance

Despicable Traits




Showing Off

Pride and Self-Delusion

Despair and Laziness

Women Who are Role Models

And Lots More...