For centuries, Abū Shujāʿ al-Aṣfahānī’s legal primer Matn al-Ghayat wa-l-Taqrib (The Ultimate Conspectus) has been the standard text for introducing students of the Shāfiʿī school of Islamic law to the full range of basic legal issues. The book is great for studying and memorizing, but to get much out of it, you really need to read it with commentary and, preferably, with an instructor. Several of my publications and readings help fill this need (more details).
This read-through aims to help students review lessons.
To get more out of the book, pick up your copy of The Accessible Conspectus.