This is a great effort that Dr. Hatem made when he abbreviated the book of “Principles of Islamic Fiqh” written by M. H. Kamali. The book was in need to be abbreviated to be within the curriculum of the Dept. of Islamic studies in English.
This is a great trial from Dr, Hatem to abbreviate the book of Sh. Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips "Evolution of Fiqh". The overall purpose of this book is to acquaint the reader with the historical factors behind the formulation of Islamic law (Fiqh), in order that he or she may better understand how and why the various schools of Islamic law (Madh-habs) came about.