The Chapters of The Mudawwana Al-Kubra

The Books of Al-Mudawwana Al-Kubra

 

These are the books contained in the Mudawwana al-Kubra compiled by Sahnun who traveled to Cairo to ask Imam Malik’s main pupil Abdarrahman ibn al-Qasim what Imam Malik’s views were on these topics. Note that it was not a matter of urgency to either man to enquire into what Imam Malik’s views were on women’s clothing or men’s.

 

1. Wudu [and ghusl and tayammum]

 

2. Salat (two books)

 

3. Fasting

 

4. ‘Itikaf without fasting

 

5. Zakat

 

6. Hajj (three books)

 

7. Jihad

 

8. Hunting

 

9. Slaughtering Animals

 

10. Sacrifices

 

11. ‘Aqeeqah

 

12. Vows

 

13. The Sunnah Divorce

 

14. Swearing to Divorce

 

15. Marriage (three books)

 

16. Lowering the Veils (consummating the marriage)

 

17. [A woman] being given the choice [of whether to consider herself divorced] and being given the right over herself

 

18. Breast-feeding and Suckling

 

19. Dhihar Divorce [by a man declaring to the woman that she is as his mother’s back or other word forms similar to that]

 

20. [Divorce by] Cursing

 

21. Abstaining from Sexual Intercourse [with a slave-girl until it is clear whether she is pregnant by a previous owner]

 

22. Setting Slaves Free

 

23. Slaves who write a contract to buy their freedom

 

24. Slaves who are set free on the death of their master

 

25. Slave Women who are mothers of their owners’ children

 

26. The Clientage and Inheritance [of slaves who have been set free]

 

27. Inheritances

 

28. Money Changing

 

29. Advance Payments (three books)

 

30. Sales with Different Time Periods

 

31. Corrupt Sales

 

32. Profit Sharing

 

33. Deceptive Transactions

 

34. Agencies

 

35. Fruit-bearing Trees (including olives, etc.) assigned by their owner to another person

 

36. Trading in the Land of the Enemy

 

37. Concealing Defects in Goods

 

38. Settlement [of disputed transactions]

 

39. Making Manufacturers Accountable

 

40. Wages and Hire

 

41. Renting Riding Camels and Other Mounts

 

42. Renting Houses and Lands

 

43. Renting Lands

 

44. Crop-sharing

 

45. Pestilences or Calamities

 

46. Partnership

 

47. Qirad

 

48. Judgements

 

49. The Office of the Qadi

 

50. Testimonies

 

51. Claims

 

52. The Indebted Person

 

53. Bankruptcy

 

54. One Authorised to Trade

 

55. Standing Surety and Taking Responsibility that another’s obligations will be discharged

 

56. Transfer of Debts

 

57. Pledging (Pawning)

 

58. Property Taken Wrongfully [by force but not by stealth]

 

59. Laying Claim to Rights

 

60. Pre-emption (two books)

 

61. Division [of inheritance] (two books)

 

62. Bequests (two books)

 

63. Gifts

 

64. The Gift

 

65. Dedicating a Property Inalienably (habs or waqf) and Sadaqah

 

66. Sadaqah

 

67. Trusts and Deposits

 

68. Lending

 

69. Lost Property and Stray Animals

 

70. Runaway Slave

 

71. Wells’ Precincts

 

72. Hudud Punishment for Adultery and Defamation [of a woman’s honour]

 

73. Stoning

 

74. [Intoxicating] Drinks

 

75. Theft

 

76. Those Who Wage War [on the Muslims]

 

77. Wounds i.e. corporal crimes

 

78. Capital Crimes

 

79. [Compensatory] Fines for Bloodshed

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