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Book: Islamic Law: According to Ja`fari School of Jurisprudence V.1

This work is an authoritative compilation of Islamic law based on the jurisprudence of the Shiite Imam, Ja`far al-Sadiq.

In volume 1, the laws dealing with matters of worship (prayers, fasting, alms, hajj, etc…) are presented in concise, clear narrative. Volume 2 provides a summary of the laws dealing with civil (transactional) matters, generally known in Islamic law as, mu`amalat, which includes contract, inheritance, bequest, public trusts, marriage, and divorce laws. Together the two volumes provide Muslims and non-Muslims who are interested in learning about Islamic law (shari`ah) an account of formal legal opinions and rulings concerning nearly 3000 legal cases. Imam Ja`far al-Sadiq is the scholar who systematized Shiite jurisprudence followed by millions of Muslims around the world. He is seen as the founder of Imami (or Twelver or Ja`fari) Shiite school of jurisprudence. The Iranian constitution of 1980 enshrined this school of jurisprudence as the official source of law.

Table of contents:

Taqlid: following a Mujtahid

Pure and mixed water

Kurr water

Under-kurr water

Running water

Rain water

Well water

Rules regarding waters

Rules concerning use of lavatory


Mustahab and makrooh acts

Najis thinks


Dead body


Dogs and pigs


Alcoholic liquor

Beer (fuqa’)

Sweat of an animal who persistently eats najasat

Ways of proving najasat

How a pak thing becomes najis

Rules regarding najasaat




The sun

Change (inqilab)

Transfer (intiqal)


Subjection (taba’iyat)

Removal of najisul Ayn

Istibra of an animal which ears najasat

Disappearance of a muslim

Flowing out of blood of a slaughtered animal in nomal quantity

Rules about utensils


Wudhu by immersion (wudhu Irtimasi)

Recommended supplications

Condition for the validity of Wudhu

Rules regarding Wudhu

Things for which wudhu is obligatory

Things which invalidate wudhu

Jabira wudhu

Ghusl  (obligatory baths)

Rules regarding janabat

Forbidden acts for those in janabat

Thinks which are makrooh for junub

Ghusl for janabat



Rules about ghusl


Rules of istihaza


Rules for the Haeez

Types of women in hayz

Some further details are given below about haaez

Women having the habit of fixed duration




Various rules related to hayz


Ghusl for touching  a dead body

Rules related to a dying person

Rules to follow after the death

The obligation of ghusl, kafan, namaz and dafn

Rules of Namaz-e mayyit

Method of Namaz-e mayyit

Mustahab acts of Namaz-e mayyit

Rules about burial of the dead body

Mustahab acts of dafn

Namaz-e wahshat (prayers to be offered for the departed soul on the night of burial


Mustahab ghusls


Things on which tayammum is allowed

Method of performing tayammum instead of ghusl of wudhu

Intention (niyyat)

Orders regarding tayammum

Rules of namaz

Obligatory namaz

Obligatory daily namaz

Time for zuhr and asr prayers

Namaz-e jumuah

Time for maghrib and isha prayers

Time for fajir prayer

Rules regarding namaz times

The prayers which should be performed in sequence

Mustahab prayer

Rules of qibla

Covering the body in prayers

Mustahab places for offering prayers

Rule regarding a mosque

Adhan and iqamah

Obligatory acts relating to namaz

Ruku (bowing)


Sajdatus sahw

The method of offering sajdatus sahv

Addition and omission of the acts and condition of prayers

Prayers of a traveler (musafir)

Miscellaneous rules

Qadha prayers

Congregational prayers

Qualification of an imam of congregational prayer

Rules of congregational prayers

Guidelines for imam and the followes

Things which are makrooh in congregational prayers

Namaz-e ayaat

Method of offering namaz-e ayaat

Eid al-Fitr and eid al-Azha prayers

Qadha prayers of a father is obligatory on the eldest son

Hiring a person to offer prayers


Niyyat for fasting

Things which make a fast void

Eating and drinking

Sexual intercourse

Istimna (masturbation)

Ascribing lies to Allah and His Prophet

Letting dust reach one’s throat

Immersing one’s head in water

Remaining in janabat or haidh or nifas till fajr time



Rules regarding things which invalidate a fast

Things which are makrooh for a person observing fast

Obligatory qadha fast and kaffarah

Kaffarah for fast

Occasions on which it is obligatory to observe the qadha only

Rules regarding the qadha fast

Fasting by a traveler

People on whom fasting is not obligatory

Method of ascertaining the first day of a month

Haram and makrooh fasts

Mustahab fast


Profit from eating



When halal property gets mixed up with haram property

Gems obtained by sea diving

Spoils of wat

Land purchased by a non-believer zimmi from a muslim

Disposal of khums


Zakat of wheat, barley, dates and raisins

Minimum taxable limit of gold

Taxable limit of silver

Zakat payable on camel, cow  and sheep (including goat)

The minimum taxable limit of cows

Taxable limit of sheep (including goats)

Zakat on business goods

Disposal of zakat

Intention of zakat

Miscellaneous rules of zakat

Zakat of fitra

Disposal of fitra

Miscellaneous matters regarding fitrah


Bibliographic Information

Title: Islamic Law: According to Ja`fari School of Jurisprudence V.1

Author: Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq (as)

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Language: English

Length: 314 pages

ISBN: 978-1475170283

Pub. Date: April 6, 2012

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  1. Where can I find this book but the arabic version. I cant seem to find any pdf or copy online or even book of it.

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