Mukhtasar Ikhtilaf al-Ulama : 5 Vols, Arabic, New,
*[A4] Hardback - 2500+ pages, in 5 Volume Set,
by Imam Abu Jafar al-Tahawi [d.321h],
sharh by Imam al-Jassas [d.370h],
Published by Dar al-Bashayr al-Islamiyyah, Beirut.
Mukhtasar Ikhtilaf al-Ulama - is a summary explanation of Imam al-Tahawi's Hanafi jurisprudence by Al-Imam al-Jassas d.370 Hijri. Presented here in a 5 volume set, it contains rulings on social and religious matters according to the Hanafi School of Law.
Imam al-Tahawi :
He is Imam Abu Ja'far Ahmad bin Muhammad Salamah al-Tahawi lived until 321/933. He was born in Taha in Upper Egypt in 239 AH/853 CE. A first-rate jurist, a brilliant grammarian and philologist, and an erudite man of letters, Imam al-Tahawi is best known for his eponymous creed. Known as "al-Azdi," in reference to the Yemeni clan known as "Azd al-Hajar," Imam al-Tahawi was a descendent of a people about whom the Prophet Muhammad, salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam, said, "Faith is Yemeni." It is altogether fitting that the man who penned such a unifying creed descended from the land of which faith itself is a descendant. Providing seekers of knowledge with a luminous set of simple and sound statements, his creed is a beacon of certainty in the darkness of doubt and ambiguity. He passed away in 321 hijri.
Imam al-Tahawi, rahmatullahi ta'ala 'alayhi, stands out not only as a prominent follower of the Hanafi school
but, in view or his vast erudition and remarkable powers of
assimilation, as one of its leading scholars. His monumental scholarly
works, such as Sharh Ma'ani al-Athar and Mushkil al-Athar, are encyclopaedic in scope and have long been regarded as indispensable for training students of fiqh.
Imam al-Jassas :
He is Imam Ahmed bin Ali Abu Bakr Fakhrudin al-Razi, al-Jassas. He was born in Rasyi in the year of 305 Hijri. Not much of his early life is known nor about his family or lineage. He travelled for hadith and other sciences from his town to Baghdad, then to Nisapur wherein he became close companion with al-Hakim al-Nisapur. He then went back to Baghdad afterwards. He gave special emphasis on Hadith and Usul.
Among his scholars were;
---Abu Bakr al-'Attar,
---Ahmed bin Khalid al-Hurruri al-Razi,
---Ahmed bin Muhammad at-Tabari,
---Ja'far bin Muhammad and many more..
Among his written works are :
---Ta'liq 'ala al-Asal lil Imam Muhammad,
---Ta'liq 'ala Shurut al-Tahawi,
---Jawabat 'an al-Masa'il al-Lati Wuridat ilayh,
---Al-Sultan al-Matin (or al-Mubin),
---Sharh Athar al-Tahawi,
---Sharh Adab al-Quda lil Khasaf,
---Sharh al-Asma al-Husna,
---Sharh al-Jami' al-Saghir li Muhammad al-Shaybani,
---Sharh al-Jami' al-Kabir li Muhammad al-Shaybani,
---Sharh Mukhtasar al-Tahawi,
---Sharh Mukhtasar al-Karkhi,
---Mukhtasar Ikhtilaf al-'Ulama lil Tahawi.
Imam al-Jassas passed away in Baghdad on a Sunday the seventh of Dhull Hijjah 370 hijri at the age of 65.
More Fiqh : Darsi,
More Darsi : Index,
Also see General Arabic,
Single Volume Dimensions : 24.8 x 17.8cm.