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What is al-Mawsoo’ah al-Fiqhiyyah? Is it a book on Islamic fiqh?

I couldn't find any information about it on the internet. Can someone please provide me with some information (review) about the book including its author and time period (when it was written)?

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al-Mawsoo’ah al-Fiqhiyyah الموسوعة الفقهية means the fiqh (jurisprudence) Encyclopedia and refers to an effort of the ministery of awqaf (refering to the ministery of religious matters) from Kuwait to build up an encyclopeida of jurisprudence according the four sunni madhabs. This is a work of around 40 years (1965-2005) with the particiapation of many scholars and consist in it's final version of 45 (Big) Volumes.

For details take a look at the Arabic Wikipedia article.

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