Al-Dirayah :3 Vols, Arabic, New,
fi Takhrij Ahadith al-Hidayah,
*[A4] Hardback - 1422 pages within 3 Volume Set,
Al-Hidayah by Imam Burhan al-Din al-Marghinani (d.593h),
Takhrij by Hafidh ibn Hajar al-Asqalani (d.752h),
Nasb Raya by Imam Jamal al-Din al-Zayla'i (d.762h),
Tahqiq by Tawfiq Mahmud Tuqlah,
Published by Dar al-Lubab, Turkey.
Al-Dirayah fi Takhrij Ahadith al-Hidayah with the takhrij by Shaykh al Islam ibn Hajar al-Asqalani, 'alayhi ar-Rahman w'al-Ridwan.
Imam ibn Hajar al-Asqalani, rahmatullahi ta'ala 'alayhi, the expert in Hadith in the 8th century hijri compiled this work tracing and authenticating the Ahadith employed in al-Hidayah Sharh Bidayat al-Hidayah. This in fact is not entirely new work as it is based on Imam Jamal al-Din Abd Allah al-Zayla'is work Nasb al-Raya.
Ibn Hajar took upon himself, after being asked by his colleagues to shorten al-Zayla'is work but also to expand somewhat in areas wherein he did not manage to find source for certain Ahadith. This makes this text that much more beneficial. Some of the finer points Imam Ibn Hajar followed the methodology of al-Zayla'i in this work are:
--- Trying to source all the transmissions mentioned in Al-Hidayah,
--- Al-Zayla'i enumerated the ahadith but ibn Hajar did not follow that course,
--- Al-Zayla'i firstly authenticated and sourced fairly the Ahadith supporting the Hanafi school, thereafter the Ahadith against it, and this was followed by Ibn Hajar,
--- Al-Zayla'i mentioned extensive information on each transmission, their transmitters, the meaning, the wordings but Ibn Hajar did not follow this method as the aim was to abbreviate the text, though he did add additional information on certain areas not touched upon by al-Zayla'i,
This Turkish print is based on three manuscripts, one of them being the handwritten copy of Ibn Hajar himself. It is extensively edited and has an extensive study on the book, its predecessor, the Nasb al-Raya and various other titles on the subject of Takhrij Ahadith. Well edited, good quality print on cream paper.
About the Hidayah :
The Hidayah represents the refined, distilled and authentic version of a legal tradition developed over many centuries. It presents the corpus of Hanafi law in its approved and preferred form and forges an organic link with the other schools of law. There is no book that can match the power of al-Hidayah as a teaching manual. Education in Islamic law is not complete without this book. Accordingly, each and every madrassah, whatever its affiliation, imparts instruction in Islamic law through al-Hidayah.
The book was designed by the author in such a way that it makes a vigorous interaction between teacher and student unavoidable. Each sentence presents a challenge both to the teacher and the taught. In this process, the student acquires a deep knowledge of the issues of fiqh and the methods of reasoning employed by Islamic law.
About Imam al-Marghinani :
He is Burhān al-Dīn Abu’l-Ḥasan ‘Alī bin Abī Bakr bin ‘Abd al-Jalīl al-Farghānī al-Marghīnānī. He was a scholar of the Hanafi school of jurisprudence. He was born in Marghinan near Farghana in 530/1135 (in Present Day Uzbekistan). He died in 593/1197. Al-Marghinani wrote books such as :
---Bidayat al-Mubtadi, Abu Bakr bin ‘Ali ‘Aamili wrote it into poetry. The work is chosen from Jami’ al-Saghir and al-Quduri,
---Kifayat al-Muntaha, long commentary on Bidayat ul Mubtadi in 80 volumes,
---Kitab at-Tajniis Wa al-Mazid,
---Kitab al-Manasik al Hajj,
---Al-Hidayah ("The Guide"), a work on Hanafi law and an abridgement of his commentary on Muhammad al-Shaybani's al-Jami' al-Saghir. Started in 573 and finished after 13 years. It has been translated into many languages. Imam Shah Wali ullah’s brother Shah Ahlullah translated it into Persian.
Imam ibn Hajar al-Asqalani :
He is 'Shaykh al Islam' Imam
Al-Hafidh Abul Fadl Shihab ud-Din Ahmad ibn Ali ibn Muhammad Al-Kinani
Ash-Shafi'i. Known as Ibn Hajar Al-'Asqalani, may Allah be pleased with him,
he was born on Sha'ban 773H in Egypt. Ibn Hajr authored more than
150 books - most of them being in study of Hadith - which
flourished during his lifetime, kings and princes were known in his time
to exchange gifts consisting of Ibn Hajar's works. His other most famous
book is Fath ul Baari fi Sharh Sahih Bukhari : a commentary on the superb collection of Hadith by Imam Muhammad ibn Ismail Al-Bukhari. (It is the most famous and well-informative commentary on Sahih Bukhari).
Ibn Hajar was a prominent Qadi in Egypt as
well as in Ash-Sham for twenty-one years. He was humble, tolerant, and
patient. He was described to be steadfast, prudent, ascetic, selfless,
generous, charitable, and he spent much time in voluntary prayer and
fasting. Those who came to know him praised him of his high standard of
good mannerisms in dealing with rulers, Imams, as well as those who sat
with him young or old. Ibn Hajar passed away in Dhu'l Hijjah in 852H, and was buried in
al-Qarrafa, Cairo, now famously known as the City of the Dead (madinat al-mawta).
More works of Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani.
Imam Jamal al-Din al-Zayla'i :
He is Imam al-Hafidh Jamal ad-Din Abi Muhammad 'Abdullah Ibn Yusuf Al-Zayla'i Al-Hanafi. He was a Faqih as well as an Hadith expert. He is from Zayla' which is located on the north of Somalia. He authored numerous works among them are ;
---Takhrij Ahadith al-Kashshaf ; Imam Al-Zamaghshari's Al-Kashaf and various other works,
---Takhrij Ahadith al-Khulasah fi'l Fiqh al-Hanafi,
---Nasb al-Raya fi Takhrij Ahadith al-Hidayah.
He narrated hadiths from many shuyukh which he travelled for extensively. Ibn Hajar said in his Al-Durar Al-Kamina fi A'yaani al-Miati Al-Thamina that his Shaykh, Imam Al-'Iraqi said about Imam Al-Zayla'i :
"He focussed in the science of hadith and was an expert where he wrote the takhrij Al-Hadith of Al-Hidayah and I wrote the takhrij of Ihya 'Ulum ul Din and we helped one and another in our respective works." Imam Suyuti said of him; "He was the hafidh of his time and he wrote the takhrij of hidaya and Kashaf which has no equal." He passed away in Muharram 762 Hijri and was buried in Cairo.
Single Volume Dimensions : 24.7 x 17.9cm.