Akram Nadwi's Strange Views

Unfortunately, many unsuspecting Hanafis have purchased a book entitled ‘al-Fiqh al-Islami’ authored by Akram Nadwi, while believing it to be a reliable book on Hanafi Fiqh. Here’s what Mufti Husain Kadodia mentioned regarding  this book when asked what the best book on Hanafi fiqh is for a layperson to study:

If you are planning on studying on your own, then Behisti Zewar. While Nurul Idhah is a basic text, it isn’t that simple. What you could do is study it under the guidance of a scholar, if you cannot get him to teach it to you. The translation is good, the few small mistakes aren’t serious. I would advise staying away from Fiqh al-Islami.

See Mufti Kadodia’s comment here (see post #12 by Mufti Husain Kadodia, username: Husain):


As we have mentioned elsewhere, Mufti Husain Kadodia’s comment sums up Akram Nadwi’s approach to fiqh very well:

‘Shaykh Akram had…

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