Islamic Jurisprudence - Fiqh

Islamic Law Is Not Misogynistic

The Foreword


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Some people have brought up the problem of “the masculinism of Islamic Law”, claiming that they are doing so in order for women to be defended and shown justice, and to clarify the injustice they have suffered as a result of legislations that have been influenced by the authority of men and their masculinism.

It is a baseless claim and a false statement the purpose of which is to defame our legal scholars and create misgivings about Islamic Law. In these pages, I have written some brief sentences that should benefit anyone eagerly looking for the truth, and should silence every hypocrite, those who are not pleased for men and women to live under the shade of Islam, happy with its divine legislations and laws.

The book also includes appendices by Imams Yahya an-Nawawi (Women in the Masjid), Muhammad Tawfeeq Ramadan (The Dissolution of a Marriage Contract: A Way Out for Oppressed Women), Rushdi Saleem al-Qalam (A Woman's Right to End her Marriage), Imam Muhammad Sa'id Ramadan al-Buti (Women and Intellect) and Abdul Haleem Mahmood (Can Women Be Awliyāʾ of Allah?).

Author: Imam Muḥammad at-Tāwīl
Translator: Mahdi Lock

Paperback - 132 pages 
Published - 2019
ISBN - 9780244200725


A virtual book launch for the translation of Imam Muhammad at-Taaweel's book, with al-Hajj Abu Ja'far al-Hanbali.

 

About the author;

Sayyidī Muḥammad b. Muḥammad b. Qāsim b. Ḥasāyin al-Tāwīl—may Allah preserve him and bless him—was born in 1934 in the city of Ein Barida in Morocco. In his pursuit of Sacred Knowledge, he took from his father, Sīdī Muḥammad b. Qāsim, who was an Imām in the modes of Qur’ānic recitation. He memorized the Qur’ān at a young age and began studying the sciences under the tutelage of Shaykh Muḥammad al- ‘Arabī al-Masārī, who used to teach syntax and grammar (teaching the Ājurumīya and the Alfiyya), jurisprudence (teaching al-Murshid al-Mu‘īn, al-Mukhtaṣar, and al-Tuḥfa), inheritance law, and other disciplines. In his pursuit of Sacred Knowledge, he took from his father, Sīdī Muḥammad b. Qāsim, who was an Imām in the modes of Qur’ānic recitation. He memorized the Qur’ān at a young age and began studying the sciences under the tutelage of Shaykh Muḥammad al- ‘Arabī al-Masārī, who used to teach syntax and grammar (teaching the Ājurumīya and the Alfiyya), jurisprudence (teaching al-Murshid al-Mu‘īn, al-Mukhtaṣar, and al-Tuḥfa), inheritance law, and other disciplines.

As a young man, Shaykh Muḥammad attended al-Qarawiyyīn University, where he studied jurisprudence under the tutelage of Abū Bakr Jasūs, Muḥammad al-‘Imrānī alZarhūnī, and ‘Abd al-Karīm al-Dāwūdī—may Allah have mercy upon them all. In the science of Qur’ānic exegesis, he studied under al-‘Arabī al-Shāmī. In the Ḥadīth
Sciences he studied under ‘Abd al-‘Azīz Balkhayṭ. In grammar he studied under ‘Abd al-Hādī al-Ya’qūbī Bakhubza and in the science of Legal Theory, he studied under Ḥabīb al-Mahājī. He learned the science of logic and theology from Ibn ‘Abd al-Qādir al-Baqalī and took the science of rhetoric from Muḥammad al-‘Imrānī. He studied literature under the guidance of ‘Abd al-Karīm al-‘Irāqī and learned history under the tutelage of al-Faqīh al-Ghamrī.

Shaykh Muḥammad al-Tāwīl is gifted with a strong memory and vast
understanding. He memorized the Alfiyya of Ibn Mālik in ten days—which amounts to over one hundred lines of poetry a day. Other books he memorized include al-Subkī’s Jama‘ al-Jawāmi‘ in legal theory and al-Qazwīnī’s al-Talkhīṣ in rhetoric. Shaykh Muḥammad’s intelligence and perspicuity is demonstrated by the fact that he was his school’s valedictorian and scored the highest test scores of all his peers.

SHAYKH MUḤAMMAD’S CREDENTIALS
• Graduated from al-Qarawiyyīn University in Fes, 1957
• Doctorate from Sayyidī Muḥammad b. ‘Abdullāh University in Fes
• Professor of Jurisprudence and Legal Theory at al-Qarawyyīn University
• Member of the Scholar’s Council
• Member of the Royal Council of Consultation

HIS WRITTEN WORKS
Shaykh Muḥammad al-Tāwīl has authored a large body of research pertaining to modern issues of jurisprudence; most of which are found in the Moroccan newspaper, al-Maḥajja. He is a reliable source for detailed legal verdicts according to the school of the people of Medina, the school of Imām Mālik b. Anas—may Allah have mercy upon him. He has written many published and unpublished works.

Authors Bio credit to marifah.info 

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