An Introduction to the Islamic Shari’ah
By Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi
No religion governs the lives of its followers as comprehensively as Islam. After all, “Islam” means total submission to the Almighty. The code of law which governs a Muslim’s entire life is known as the Shari’ah.
The first two chapters of An Introduction to the Islamic Shari’ah explains the concept of the shari’ah. Chaper III deals with taqlid, the most common way of following the shari’ah. And Chapter IV tackles the tendency of rationalising the shari’ah laws. Finally, Chapter V takes the reader into the world of Shi’ah jurists (mujtahids) and the system which they use for deriving shari’ah laws from the sources of Islam.