Laws of Religion
Laws of Islam Concerning Ritual Purity and Cleanliness
Summaries, with complete referencing, of key source texts
for the laws of Islam concerning
filth, cleanliness, ritual impurity and purity
The sources used to prepare this work are discussed at Source Texts Used for Laws of Islam. They are: the Holy Qur’an, the 9th century hadith collections of al-Bukhari and Muslim, The Distinguished Jurist’s Primer by the 12th century Islamic scholar Ibn Rushd, and two works of jurisprudence from the Shaf‛i school of Sunni Islam: Risala: Treatise on the Foundations of Islamic Jurisprudence by al-Shafi‛i and Reliance of the Traveller and Tools of the Worshipper by Ibn Naqib, dating from the 9th and 14th centuries respectively.
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