About Us

One of the key aims at shafiifiqh.com is to revive and support the madhhab founded by Imam Muhammad b. Idris al-Shafi’i; and as well, traditional Islamic scholarship as a whole. We find this best achieved by exerting efforts into three key areas: (1) ifta’, (2) tasnif, (3) and tadris. In this legacy, our predecessors, from the time of Imam Shafi’i until today, transmitted the madhhab through these three main efforts.

The first of these efforts, ifta’, is in the form of a Q&A service; which was the first step taken by shafiifiqh.com, being the first online Q&A service dedicated solely to the Shafi’i Madhhab. The Fatwa Dept. oversees this area.

Then, there is the effort of tasnif or “writing and compellation”. For this, the Imam Shafi'i Bookstore was established. It focuses on distributing quality and reliable books. In addition, Mihrab Publishing (www.mihrabpublishing.com) works on producing much needed books and translations both in the Arabic and English languages.

The area of tadris - education - is covered by the Dar al-Hadith Institute (www.daralhadithlearning.com), which focuses on teaching the ‘ulum shar’iyyah. In al-Fawa’id al-Makkiyyah, Sayyid ‘Alawi al-Saqqaf related that the ‘ulum shar’iyyah are three: (1) fiqh, (2) tafsir (Qur’an), (3) and hadith.

Sacred Knowledge is not just a topic for academic research or pastime; rather, it is an entire way of life - a life in accordance with Allah’s Book and His Prophet’s Sunnah. The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) taught his Sahabah, and from them teacher to student until today. Accordingly, we are individuals who have received this legacy by the means of our teachers connecting back to the Prophet Muhammad (upon him be peace).