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The source for all these is The Umdat al-Salik, (“Reliance of the Traveller”), sub-titled "A Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law”.
Reliance of the Traveller (Sharia law for Sunnis).  [Internet archive]
This is the authoritative summary of Sharia law, in Arabic with facing English text, authorised by Egypt's al-Azhar University, the most authoritative source of Islamic Sunni law for the Muslim world.  It is authorised by the International Institute of Islamic Thought and the Fiqh Council of North America.  
While the “Reliance” is “Sharia law for Sunnis”, two points: (i) Sunnis are about 85% of all Muslims and (ii) Shia largely follow the same laws. Posted: 26 June 2012
All references in the topics above are to the Amana Publications edition of 1991, sold at Amazon.
From Amazon:
This is a classic manual of fiqh rulings based on Shafi"i School of jurisprudence and includes original Arabic texts and translations from classic works of prominent Muslim scholars such as al Ghazali, al Nawawi, al Qurtubi, al Dhahabi and others. It is an indispensable reference for every Muslim or student of Islam who needs to research on Islamic rulings on daily Muslim life.