On a blessed day, I was blessed with a wonderful gift from Mawlana Muhammad Chothia. This book was used for many years by ifta’ students at Dar al-‘Ulum Karachi in handwritten form. Basically a collection of lecture notes from Hadrat’s past lectures on the principles of ifta’, the notes were finally reviewed, edited, and approved for publication by Shaykhuna Mufti Muhammad Taqi Sahib himself. A friend and colleague, Mufti Shakir Jakura, worked with Hadrat on the project. This is an essential and fluid read for every student of ifta’.