Masa'il Badriyyah, 2 Vols, Arabic,
Two Volume Set, New,
*[-A4] Hardback - total pages,
by Al-Imam Badr al-Din al-Ayni [d.855h],
Edited by Dr Sulayman bin Abdullah bin Hamud Abu'l-Khayr,
by Maktaba al-Nooriya al-Rizaviya, Pakistan.
from the works of the muhaddith
Imam Badr al-Din al-'Ayni al-Hanafi, rahmatullahi ta'ala 'alayhi
. Contains analysis of Islamic laws pertaining to various issues in support of the Hanafi madhhab
. Compiled in the Darsi
format, Kitab al-Taharat
, Kitab al-Nikah
, Kitab as-Sawm
, etc as opposed to the Question and Answer format.
This edition :
Two volume presentation from Maktaba Nooriyya Rizawiyya, Pakistan. Printed on gray paper, this is an average print but with clear and well spcaed out Arabic font. Click on images below for sample pages.
Imam Badr al-Din al-A'ini,
He is al-Imam al-Allamah, Badr al-Din Mahmud b. Ahmed b. Musa b. al-'Ayntabi al-Hanafi al-'Ayni, rahmatullahi ta'a'a 'alayhi. He was born 762 AH (1360 CE), and died 855 AH (1453 CE) and was a scholar of the Hanafi madh'hab. Al-'Ayni is an abbreviation for al-'Ayntābi, referring to his native city. He was born into a scholarly family in 762 hijri in the city of 'Ayntāb (which is now Gaziantep in modern Turkey). He studied history, adab, and Islamic religious sciences, and was fluent in Turkish. There is some evidence that he also knew at least some Persian.
In 788 hijri he travelled to Jerusalem, where he met the Hanafi Shaykh al-Sayrāmī, who was the head of the newly established Zāhiriyah madrasah and khānqah
(Sufi retreat.) Al-Sayrami invited al-'Ayni to accompany him home to
Cairo, where he became affluent. From Cairo he went to teach in
Damascus, where he was appointed muhtasib (overseer of sharia in the marketplace) by the amir, and returned to Cairo some time before 800 hijri.
Al-'Ayni's prestige grew as he aged. Mu'ayyad Shaykh named him ambassador to the Qaramanids in 823 hijri.
Later in life he would be called upon to lecture on learned topics
before the Sultan, sometimes reading history aloud in Arabic and
explaining it in Turkish for the Sultan's benefit. The Sultan al-Ashraf
Barsbāy is reported to have said "Islam is known only through him" and
"If not for al-'Ayntabi there would be something suspect in our Islam."
Barsbāy often turned to al-'Ayni for advice on legal matters, and named him chief Hanafi qadi (judge) in 829 hijri.
His written works are;
--- 'Umdat al-Qari fi Sharh Sahih al-Bukhari ; one of the finest commentaries.
(عمدة القاري في شرح صحيح البخاري),
--- al-Binaya Sharh al-Hidaya; ie al-Hidaya al-Mubtadi in hanafi fiqh, (البناية في شرح الهداية),
--- Rumz al-Haqa'iq fi Sharh Kanz al-Daqa'iq ; commentary on the Hanafi fiqh manual, (رمز الحقائق في شرح كنز الدقائق),
--- al-Sayf al-Muhannad fī Sīrat al-Malik al-Mu'ayyad ; a biography of the Sultan Mu'ayyad Shaykh, (السيف المهند في سبرة الملك المؤيد),
--- 'Iqd al-Jūman fī Ta'rikh Ahl al-Zamán ; his own rendition of History (عقد الجمان في تاريخ أهل الزمان),
--- ar-Rad al-Waafir
; (الرد الوافر),
--- Nukhab al-Afkar fi Tanqih Mabani al-Akhbar fi Sharh Ma`ani al-Athar
; encyclopaedic commentary on Imam al-Tahawi's masterpiece Sharh Mushkil al-Athar
, (نخب الأفكار في تنقيح مباني الأخبار في شرح معاني الآثار),
--- Sharh Sunan Abu Dawud
--- al-Rawdh al-Zahir fi Sirat al-Malik al-Zahir Tatar
; (الروض الزاهر في سيرة الملك الظاهر ططر).
He died in 855 AH (1451 CE) at the age of ninety-three, having outlived all his children, and was buried in his own madrasah
*Single Volume Dimensions : 24.3 x 16.5cm.