Information about book: Zad al-Faqir by Ibn al-Humam.

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

al-salamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullah,

It was known to us from Mufti Husain Kadodia’s Twitter account many months ago about a book:

I wanted to know some details on the book “Zad al-Faqir” by Ibn al-Humam:

1) Is it beginner – intermediate level?

2) What are the contents of the work? Is it just prayer?



Wa’alaykum as Salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

1) The book is ideal for beginners. However, it should be studied under a qualified teacher, since there are many places where the author has differed with the Hanafi Madhab (he was qualified to do so, since he reached the stage of Ijtihaad in the Madhab),

2) Yes, it only deals with the laws of prayers.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best


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