Regarding Shaykh Muhammad’s Commentary
This is the text of the `Uddat’l-Fuqara `Ala Tareeq’l-Asfiya fee Sharh `Ala `Umdat’l-`Ulama (The Groundwork of the Impoverished Upon the Path of the Purified Regarding a Commentary Upon the Support of the Scholars). It is the first of a seven parts commentary upon the Umdat’l-`Ulama of Shehu Uthman ibn Fuduye` (Danfodio). The original work is arguably the most important work produced by the Shehu since it consists of all the Qur’anic verses and prophetic traditions which are apart of the foundations (usuul) of the sciences of Islamic aqeeda, jurisprudence and mysticism.
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A Note About part 2
This is the second part of a seven part serial commentary upon the Umdat’l-Ulama of Shehu Uthman ibn Fuduye`. I have named it Uddat’l-Fuqara LiTareeq’l-Asfiya (The Groundwork of the Impoverished Upon the Path of the Purified). This section of the Umdat’l-Ulama is chapter One On An Explanation of the Religion and the Division of its Sciences. The Shehu briefly discusses the sciences of Iman, Islam an Ihsan as the foundation of the sciences of the religion (uluum’d-deen).