Al-Maqasid: Nawawi's Manual of Islam
Imam Nawawi, Shaykh Nuh Ha Mim Keller (tr.)
Famous fiqh handbooks like al-Maqasid have stood the test of time because of their sheer usefulness. Compact enough to be memorised by students becoming scholars, al-Maqasid contains hundreds of rulings of personal Islamic law distilled from the most commonly asked and answered questions in schools and mosques from the time of the Prophet s.a.w. down to Imam Nawawi.