Abu Hanifah: Bequeathment to his Student

The Bequeathment / Wasiyyah of
Imam Abu Hanifah to his student
Yusuf ibn Khalid al-Samiti
, (Vol 1),  New,
[English & Arabic]
[A5] Paperback - 70 pages,
related to Imam Abu Hanifah [d.150h],
Transl. & Commentary by Arfan Shah Bukhari,
Published by Sheikhy Notes.


Now in Stock - December 2021


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This work is a short commentary on one of the Letters of Imam Abu Hanifah, may Allah be pleased with him, to his student Yusuf as-Samiti al-Basri, may Allah show him mercy.

There is so much in this short letter that it behoved a commentary that laid bare the deep meanings that it contains. I have added chapter titles, the original Arabic, the translation and the commentary.

Al-Nu`man ibn Thabit al-Taymi, al-Imam Abu Hanifa (d. 150), called "The Imam" by Abu Dawud, and "The Imam, one of those who have reached the sky" by Ibn Hajar, he is known in the Islamic world as "The Greatest Imam" (al-Imâm al-A`zam) and his school has the largest number of followers among the four schools of Ahl al-Sunna. He is the first of the four mujtahid imams and the only Successor (tâbi`i) among them, having seen the Companions Anas ibn Malik, `Abd Allah ibn Abi Awfa, Sahl ibn Sa`d al-Sa`idi, Abu al-Tufayl, and `Amir ibn Wathila.

Imam Abu Hanifa is the first in Islam to organise the writing of fiqh under sub-headings embracing the whole of the Law, beginning with purity (tahara) followed by prayer (salah), an order which was retained by all subsequent scholars such as Malik, Shafi`i, Abu Dawud, Bukhari, Muslim, Tirmidhi, and others. All these and their followers are indebted to him and give him a share of their reward because he was the first to open that road for them, according to the hadith of the Prophet: "He who starts something good in Islam has its reward and the reward of those who practice it until the Day of Judgement, without lessening in the least the reward of those who practice it. The one who starts something bad in Islam will incur its punishment and the punishment of all those who practice it until the Day of Judgement without lessening their punishment in the least." Al-Shafi`i referred to this when he said: "People are all the children of Abu Hanifa in fiqh, of Ibn Ishaq in history, of Malik in hadith, and of Muqatil in tafsîr." ---Biography by Dr. G.F. Haddad.



Table of Contents:

---Translator’s Introduction,

---The Bequeathment of Abu Hanifah to His Student Yusuf Ibn Khalid al-Samiti as-Basri,

---Translation begins,
---Harm and goodness,
---Be patient,
---Letter begins,
---Know the rights of people in your city,
---Beware of fools and adhere to excellent character,
---Maintain a good appearance,
---Be independent,
---Character with people,
---Forgive others and command to goodness,
---Visit the sick,
---Assist those who assist you,
---Resolve issues,
---Share your knowledge,
---Do not be greedy or make yourself stand out,
---Leave bad character,
---Do not be treacherous,
---Be good to people,
---The sadness of separation,
---Arrival in Basra,
---Blessed teacher.

---Abu Hanifah giving the benefit of the doubt.









Also see Fiqh Homepage.



Dimensions : 20.3 x 13.3cm.





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  • Written by: Sayyid Arfan Shah al-Bukhari

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