Wednesday, 14 December 2016
Imam al-Marghinani's (r.a.) al-Hidayah
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
In the 12th century, Shaykh al-Islam Imam Burhan al-Din al-Farghani al-Marghinani (r.a.) wrote a 60-volume work on Hanafi fiqh. After realising it would be too much for a person to read through, Imam al-Marghinani (r.a.) condensed it into the 4-volume work, al-Hidayah fi Sharh Bidayat al-Mubtadi, commonly known simply as al-Hidayah. al-Hidayah is the book of Hanafi fiqh, and no scholar of Hanafi jurisprudence is reliable unless he has read this book. Imam al-Marghinani (r.a.) himself was one of the greatest scholars of jurisprudence in Islam, a light upon the ummah, and a giant of this field.