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Daleel at-Talib: An Introduction

Daleel at-Talib: An Introduction

The Hanbali school of Islamic
jurisprudence (fiqh) is one of the four major schools of Sunni Islam. It
originated in the city of Baghdad in the 9th century CE and was founded by Imam
Ahmad ibn Hanbal (may Allah have mercy on him), who is considered one of the
most important scholars of Sunni Islam. The Hanbali school is known for its strict
adherence  to the Quran and the hadith,
the sayings and actions of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

Here are some
of its salient features:

Comprehensive Coverage:

” is a comprehensive work on Hanbali fiqh that covers a wide
range of topics, including ritual purity, prayer, fasting, zakat, pilgrimage,
marriage, and inheritance. It is considered one of the most complete works on
Hanbali fiqh and is widely studied by students of Islamic law.

Hanbali Perspective:

a work of Hanbali fiqh, “Daleel at-Talib” is written from the
perspective of the Hanbali school of thought. It presents the Mu’atamad opinions
of Hanbali scholars on various fiqh issues.

Clarity of Expression:

Mar’i ibn Yusuf al-Karmi al-Hanbali was known for his clear and concise writing
style, and “Daleel al-Talib” reflects this. The work is organized in
a logical manner and presents fiqh issues in a clear and easy-to-understand

Over the centuries, “Daleel
” has been the subject of numerous commentaries and
annotations by Hanbali scholars. These commentaries provide additional insights
and explanations of the text and help to clarify some of its more difficult or
ambiguous points. Today, “Daleel at-Talib” remains an
important text for students of Hanbali fiqh and is widely studied in
traditional Islamic seminaries (madrasas) around the world.

Imam Mar’i ibn Yusuf ibn Abi Bakr
al-Karmi al-Hanbali (may Allah have mercy on him) was born in the month of Rabīʿ
in the year 988 AH (corresponding to April/May 1580 CE) in the town of
Ṭūr Karm (Tul Karm), Palestine (Jerusalem).
He grew up in a scholarly family and received his early education in his
hometown. He studied Hanbali Fiqh with famous Hanbali scholar Imam Musa ibn
Ahmad al-Hijjawi (may Allah have mercy on him).

Jerusalem has
been an important center of Islamic knowledge and traditions for centuries. The
city has been the site of many important religious events and was the first
Qibla for Muslims before the direction of prayer was changed to the Kaaba in

Jerusalem has
long been a center of Islamic knowledge and traditions, and it played an
important role in the development of Hanbali scholarship during the 16th
and 17th century CE.

During this time period, Jerusalem was
home to a number of prominent Hanbali scholars, including Imam Mar’i ibn Yusuf al-Karmi
al-Hanbali, who was born in the nearby town of Ṭūr Karm. These scholars
contributed significantly to the development and dissemination of Hanbali fiqh,
and their works continue to be studied and referenced by scholars today.

Imam Mar’i ibn Yusuf al-Karmi
al-Hanbali (may Allah have mercy on him) was known for his extensive knowledge
of Hanbali fiqh and hadith. He studied under several prominent Hanbali scholars
of his time and became a renowned jurist in his own right. He authored several
important works on Hanbali fiqh, including “Daleel at-Talib,”and
 “Ghayah al-Muntaha,”. Imam
Mar’i ibn Yusuf al-Karmi al-Hanbali traveled to different cities to study and
teach, including Jerusalem, Damascus, and Cairo. He was a respected teacher of
Hanbali fiqh and hadith and had many students who went on to become prominent
scholars in their own right.

Imam Mar’i ibn
Yusuf al-Karmi al-Hanbali (may Allah have mercy on him) passed away in the year
1033 AH (1623-1624 CE) in Cairo, which was then part of the Ottoman Empire. His
works on Hanbali fiqh continue to be studied and are considered important
references for students of Islamic law.


Sajid Mahmood

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