Jurisprudence Made Easy
According to the Edicts of His Eminence Grand Ayatullah as-Sayyid Ali al-Hussaini as-Seestani
Abdul Hadi al-Hakim
Translated by Najim al-Khafaji
Imam Ali Foundation
“In writing this book, I tried to use a style that is simple and familiar. My aim has been to disentangle the complexity of the juristic text, making it readily accessible to those who need to be acquainted with and act upon it among the laity.
I have sought to employ a method that aims at encouraging the reader to want to know more about the injunctions of religion. In so doing, I confined myself to discussing those matters of religious dictates that are more important to the person obligated to observe the precepts of religion..
Every now and then, I have also tried to make the link in the reader’s mind between the science of jurisprudence and that of ethics, and between his actions and the spirit of those actions.
The book has been divided into three main sections.
Section one deals with acts of worship, such as prayer, pilgrimage, fasting, etc. Matters of immulation, and things that render the body ceremonially unclean and those that render it clean are also discussed.
Section two of the book is dedicated to financial transactions, such as buying and selling, agencies, hiring, companies and others.
Section three deals with man’s personal status, such as matrimonial matters. Discussed in this section too are matters of enjoining what is good and forbidding what is wrong and two dialogues on general themes covering matters ranging from women issues, reproduction, medical, ethical science and technology, entertainment to donating human organs.”