Nur al-Anwar

Revision checklist: Nur al-Anwar

The checklist outlines key questions within usul al-fiqh which if answered one would have covered the core topics in usul.

Usul al-Fiqh (Hanafi) - Terms

There are twenty key terms in usul fiqh which outline the core approaches to interpreting the nass in accordance to the Hanafi jurisprudence. The following are based on Mulla Jiwan's breakdown of the definition in Nur al-Anwar

The principle of blocking the means

Blocking the means (sadd al-zara’i) or closing the ‘floodgate’ is a legal principle used as a device to stop the future occurrence of sin. Allamah Zafar Ahmad Usmani explains.