Ascent to Felicity A Manual on Islamic Creed and Hanafi Jurisprudence

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Ascent to Felicity A Manual on Islamic Creed and Hanafi Jurisprudence

Written by the eminent 11th century Hanafi scholar Abu 'l-Ikhlas al-Shurunbulali Ascent to Felicity is a concise yet comprehensive primer in creed and jurisprudence. It spans all five pillars of Islam as well as the topics of slaughtering ritual sacrifice and hunting. To supplement the text the translator has added key explanatory notes taken from several reliable works on theology and jurisprudence. He has also added appendices that comprise numerous supplications related to the five pillars presented in Arabic script along with English transliteration as well as the etiquette of visiting the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and grant him peace) in Madina.

By Abu 'l-Ikhlas al-Shurunbulali (Author of Nur al-Idah). Translation notes and appendices by Faraz A. Khan.

Editorial Reviews

“An admirable rendering into lucid, fluid English of Imam Hasan al-Shurunbulali’s primer of Hanafi law, Ascent to Felicity. This concise but thorough work focuses on the five acts of worship. The book has the added feature of a fairly detailed presentation of the basics of the Muslim Creed. In translating this introductory section of Imam Shurunbulali’s treatise, Khan’s skill as a translator is on full display, as he has made sometimes involved theological concepts easily accessible to the average English reader. Khan has provided an additional service to both Shurunbulali’s work and to contemporary Muslims by augmenting the translation with insightful and extremely useful explanatory notes. The value of this work, skillfully produced by White Thread Press, goes far beyond its benefit to adherents of the Hanafi legal school. Rather, it will prove of benefit to Muslims in general as well as researchers interested in latter-day presentations of the creed and practice of Sunni Muslims.”

Imam Zaid Shakir 

Co-Founder and Resident Scholar, Zaytuna College

“This book is an important contribution to the growing, but still small, corpus of traditional Islamic texts available in English translation.”

Dr Ingrid Mattson

President of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)

“Essential for any student of the Hanafi School. . . makes key concepts of the Hanafi school easily accessible to teachers, students, and readers.”

Dr. Ashraf Muneeb

Dean of Academy,

“An excellent primer in Islamic beliefs and worship. . . more useful as a first complete text for those seeking understanding of the fiqh of worship than the more commonly-studied Nur al-Idah.”

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Educational Director,

“Aside from the flowing translation, the most impressive thing about this work for me is the comprehensive collection of nuanced notes. These serve to capture the wide range of issues one grapples with, but might never find the right answer to, in the process of his or her purification, prayer, fasting and other acts of worship. An extremely engaging and educational read.”

Mufti Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf



Ascent to Felicity

The book arrived quickly and in perfect condition. I have not started to read it properly yet since I bought a few books but have flicked through it and it seems the footnotes are detailed for a thorough explanation. No doubt it will increase my knowledge to better myself. In Sha Allah. Nadeem Ahmad 

An essential book for hanafi students who wish to increase their knowledge on fiqh. It is easy to follow with detailed footnotes. This book was out of stock so there was a slight delay in receiving it, however, the service was great as I was kept informed via email. Thank you!  A Muslim Brother and Sister

Amazing work

I have read through a number of fiqh books looking for those small questions which pop up when reading works such as Quduri and Hidayah. I would have to previously look through multiple books for one answer as to how small actions invalidate salah but this book is amazing. The footnotes contain alot of research and answers and I highly recommend all students with even the slightest interest in fiqh to read this book Uzair Patel

Very good guide to hanafi fiqh

This is a very simple and easy to understand guide to hanafi fiqh which anyone can understand the language used is very simple and it is well laid out and has detailed footnotes to make things clear Mohammed Rahman

Additional Product Information

  • ISBN 1: 978-1-933764-09-2
  • ISBN: 2: 9781933764092
  • SKU: 9781933764092
  • Publisher: Turath Publishers
  • Imprint: Turath Publishers
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Format: Paperback
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Faraz A. Khan, Imam Abu 'l-Ikhlas Hasan al-Shurunbulali
  • Dimensions Inches: 6" x 9"Aprox
  • Dimensions Cm: 22.8 x 15.2cm Aprox
  • Pages: 139
  • Publication Year: August 2007
  • Weight: 200g



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