Mukhtasar Ikhtilafil Ulama : Arabic Only
By Imam Allama Hafidh Abi Ja'far Ahmad bin Muhammad bin Salama bin Salma al-Azdiy Al-Tahawi al-Misri al-Hanafi (Imam At-Tahawi)
Abridged By : Imam Abu Bakar Ahmed bin Ali Al-Jasas
Editor : Dr. 'Abdullahi Nadhir Ahmed
Hardback 2513 Pages (average per volume 500 pages)
4 Volumes Set
Publisher : Darul Al-Kotob Al-Ilmiyah (DKI)
About The Book
Ikhtilafil 'Ulama, which is the original book of Imam Tahawi was an unfinished masterpiece of fiqh erudition unfortunately lost, but its abridgement by Abu Bakr Al Razi Al Jassas (d. 370) is preserved in full and has been published recently as you can see from this print.
About The Author
Imam Abu Ja'far Ahmad bin Muhammad bin Salamah bin Salmah bin 'Abd al Malik bin Salmah bin Sulaim bin Sulaiman bin Jawab Azdi, popularly known as Imam Tahawi, after his birth-place in Egypt, is among the most outstanding authorities of the Islamic world on Hadith and fiqh (jurisprudence).
He lived 239-321 A.H., an epoch when both the direct and indirect disciples of the four Imams - Imam Abu Hanifah, Imam Malik, Imam Shafi'i and Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal - were teaching and practicing.
This period was the zenith of Hadith and fiqh studies, and Imam Tahawi studied with all the living authorities of the day. He began as a student of his maternal uncle, Isma'il bin Yahya Muzni, a leading disciple of Imam Shafi'i.
Instinctively, however, Imam Tahawi felt drawn to the corpus of Imam Abu Hanifah's works. Indeed, he had seen his uncle and teacher turning to the works of Hanafi scholars to resolve thorny issues of Fiqh, drawing heavily on the writings of Imam Muhammad Ibn al-Hasan al-Shaybani and Imam Abu Yusuf, who had codified Hanafi fiqh.
This led Imam Tahawi to devote his whole attention to studying the Hanafi works and he eventually joined the Hanafi school.
Imam Tahawi stands out not only as a prominent follower of the Hanafi school but, in view of 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.
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