Comprehensive Islamic Jurisprudence By Ash-Shawkani
This book Comprehensive Islamic Jurisprudence By Ash-Shawkani, which you now hold in your hand’s dear reader is a very important book by al-Imam Ash-Shawkani (May Allah shower His Blessings on him).
The Imam had compiled a concise text Ad-Durar al-Bahiyyah fee al-Masaail al-Fiqhiyyah in which he outlined the most preponderant views in the matters of Fiqh based on authentic proofs and text-based reasoning.
Shaykh Siddiq Hasan Khan (May Allah shower His Blessings on Him) described it as. “leaving out those of it (i.e. the opinions) that are mere thoughts since they amount to the hear-says of it and without paying attention to those that became popular (of the opinions) since the truth alone deserves to be followed…”
Shaykh Siddiq Hasan Khan continued regarding ad-Durar al-Bahiyyah, “the resemblance of this concise piece to the comprehensive works among the Books of Fiqh is like the metal mold to the dross as is known to whosoever is deeply rooted in knowledge…”