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Who wrote the book "al umm al Shafi'i"

Imam a-Shafi'i wrote the book, but it was not copied from him, rather it was transmitted (orally) to us via his students one of these students was a-Rabi' ibn Sulayman al-Muraadi الربيع بن سليمان ...
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Is it true that the Shafi'i Madhab permit men to marry their daughters who are concieved from zina? If so, why?

The Shafiis would say the basis is simply the following: The Prophet (SAW) said: "The child is for (the owner of) the bed and the stone is for the person who commits illegal sexual intercourse.&...
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Combine Zuhr and Asr when late for Zuhr?

Combining Zuhr Asr doesn't mean that you pray 8 rakaat together in one go but it means that we finish 4 rakaat Zuhr first then we start 4 rakaat of Asr. Muslims also combine the prayers on Hajj. It ...
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What did Imam Nawawi mean by "demanding her in marriage" in relation to a marriage proposal?

Its a paraphrased translation from Arabic to French to English (see preface), and an old one at that (1914), so you probably shouldn't read too much into the choice of words. The Original ...
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What did Imam Nawawi mean by "demanding her in marriage" in relation to a marriage proposal?

It simply means before asking for her hand or asking her wali for the right to marry her or simply making a marriage proposal. Which means when a man intends to marry a girl -and before any ...
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Is the age of marriage for shafi fiqh 15 years?

Summary: The tafsir is consistent with the technical age of puberty, but Shafi'i sources describe prepubescent marriage of a girl as legal when agreed to by her father of paternal grandfather. The ...
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Where does this quote from Al-Shafi'i originate from?

The source of the quote seems quite clear in the edition that is available online. If you see page 40 of the book, next to this quote the author gives a number (46) and the corresponding note for this ...
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Ijtehad by a layman to choose a madhab?

no, you have misunderstood ijtihaad. Ijtihaad is trying to work out the legal ruling for a new situation that has arisen - for example, is crypto halal, is dropshipping allowed, can you pay Zakat with ...
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Why does the Shafi'i Madhab permit killing all non Muslim adult males during Jihad?

Ruling on prisoners: Regarding prisoners, the stance of the majority including the four madhabs is that caliph has the right to do with prisoners according to what suits the interest of the Muslims ...
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What is a reliable reference for "covering of the head during salah or otherwise is mubah" by men?

I have not come across any reference that has the quote you provided in your question by Imam Al-Shafi'i. Nonetheless, Ibn Hajar al-Haytami, a major figure in the Shafi'i school of jurisprudence, said ...
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