Last Sunday (Nov. 1) I started an online (free) course on the Maliki fiqh text called: “al-Murshid al-Mu’in” which can be translated as “The Guiding Helper” by Ibn ‘Ashir rahimahullah, given by ustadh Abdusshakur Brooks from The Medina Way, link: http://www.themedinaway.com/site/ I studied part of the Mukhtasar al-Akhdari with him online before (last year).
Here are some links and documents related to that text for those interested:
– http://maliki.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=107&Itemid=62 A biography of Ibn Ashir
– http://zaytuna.org/ibnashirbook.asp A translation by Hamza Yusuf that still needs to be published
– Videos on You Tube and other websites: http://video.google.nl/videosearch?hl=nl&source=hp&q=Ibn+Ashir&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=gcL2Sv3sGI3T-QbCuqT6DQ&sa=X&oi=video_result_group&ct=title&resnum=4&ved=0CCMQqwQwAw# (Mainly in French)
– The text and recitation can be bought and downloaded for a very cheap price on the website of Abdullah bin Hamid Ali: http://www.lamppostproductions.com/catalog/18/downloads
– Here is an English translation along with the matn (text) in Arabic and explanation: http://www.seekingilm.com/books/murshid.pdf
– Here a video with the whole text recited: http://habibwahid.magnify.net/video/La-croyance-Sunnite-matn-ibn-as
There used to be a website with the name The Guiding Helper but it is offline / not functioning anymore.
For those interested studying the Maliki madhhab here some more beneficial links:
– A great article on the development of the Maliki madhhab in Morocco: http://www.dar-sirr.com/Moroccan-Malikism.html They also have a bio of imam Malik r.
– Log of brother Said Bak with a lot of resources on the Maliki madhhab: http://www.muwatta.com/