The Etiquettes of the Scholar and the Learner, and the Muftī and the Learner, and the Muftī and the Questioner (Ādāb al-Ālim wal-Mutaʿallim wal-Muftī wal-Mustaftī)
Al-Imām Abū Zakariyyā Yaḥyā ibn Sharaf Al-Nawawī
Translator: Nicholas Mahdi Lock, 2017 (Hardcover)
ISBN 978-967-0149-94-3, 211 pages, RM 78.00
Publisher: Islamic Banking and Finance Institute Malaysia (IBFIM)
The Authoritative book, Ādāb al-Muftī, by Imām al-Nawawī, clarifies in great detail the proper ethical conduct of muftīs (Islamic jurisconsults) when dealing with and responding to questions posed to them by people seeking their legal or fiqh opinion on a certain issue. This guide to the ethical conduct proper to his post is to help the muftī to give objective, impartial and well-considered answers, as well as avoid mistakes and preempt personal conflict of interests.
Given its subject matter, the publication of the English translation of this book will also be very beneficial as an authoritative source reference for a comprehensive ethical code of profesional conduct for all those who are not formally muftīs but who work as fiqh experts on Sharī‘ah lawyers, legal advisors and teachers of Islamic law in general.