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Shafi'i is one of the four schools of Fiqh or religious law within Sunni Islam. Shafi'i is practiced in Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. It is followed by approximately 15% of Muslims world-wide. [1]

The Shafi'i tradition is particularly accessible to English speaking Muslims due to the availability of high quality translations of the Reliance of the Traveler.

The Shafi'i school of fiqh is named after it's "founder": Muhammad ibn Idris ibn al-`Abbas, al-Imam al-Shafi`i, Abu `Abd Allah al-Shafi`i al-Hijazi al-Qurashi al-Hashimi al-Muttalibi (better known as Imam Shafi).