ABOUT THE BOOK:
Qurrat al-'Ayn bi Muhimmat al-Din is perhaps one of the later day shafi'i fiqh manuals to have enjoyed attention from scholars of the subcontinent, Africa, Asia and as well as Sham and Yemen. The book is rendition from the larger works in the madhab but meant to introduce easily to the students what the major works couldn't. The book starts from Chapter of Salah and ends with Chapter of I'taq.
ABOUT THE FATH AL-MUBIN:
Fath al-Mubin bi Sharh Qurrat al-'Ayn is the authors expression after having received much feedback about his minor text Qurrat al-'Ayn. He mentions how he saw the benefit in illustrating in greater detail but not too detailed the content of his smaller work. He finished this commentary on a Friday 24th of Ramadan 982 Hijri.
ABOUT THE COMMENTARIES ON THE FATH AL-MUBIN:
This work gained some quite allot of popularity as mentioned earlier by the Shafi'i fuqaha and they have extensively annotated and further added super commentaries. Some of the popular ones are;
--- I'anat al-Musta'in; by Imam 'Ali b. Ahmed b. Sa'id, popularly known as BaSabrin (d. 1304),
--- I'nat al-Talibin 'ala Hall Alfaz Fath al-Mubin; by Imam Abu Bakr as-Sayyid al-Bakri b. al-Sayyid Muhammad Shata al-Dimyati (d. 1310). This is widely known and used by scholars.
--- Tarshih al-Mustafidin bi Tawshih Fath al-Mubin; by Imam 'Alawi b. al-Sayyid Ahmed b. Abd al-Rahman al-Saqqaf (d. 1335).
--- Nihayat al-Zayn fi Irshad al-Mubtada'in bi Sharh Qurrat al-'Ayn bi Muhimmat al-Din; by Imam Muhammad Nawawi b. Umar b. Arabi al-Jawi 9d. 1316).
--- Ta'liq 'ala Fath al-Mubin; by Shaykh Habib al-Farisi
--- al-Qawl al-Rasin 'ala Fath al-Mubin; By Shaykh Qasim Muhammad Aagha al-Nuri.
ABOUT THE I'ANAT AL-TALIBIN:
This commentary or Hashiyah aims is to bring out the extensive and rich content of this work by glossary compiling a commentary with additional notes from some of the major works in Shafi'i madhab such as the Tuhfah, Fath al-Jawad Sharh al-Irshad, al-Nihayat, Sharh al-Rawdh, Sharh al-Manhaj, the Hawashi of Ibn Qasim and many other works.
This print is reprint of the old Mustafa al-Babi al-Halbi of 1342 to 1343 with editorial retouch of Shaykh Ibrahim b. Hassan al-Anbabi. It contains no additional notes. Dar al-Nawadir aim here is to reproduce quality prints without any alteration, perhaps touch upon manuscript or typo errors.
يُعَدّ هذا الكتاب مِنْ كُتُبِ الفُرُوعِ في الفقه الشافعي، اعتمد فيه مؤلِّفُه النقل من كلام الجمهور، والإتيان في ذلك بالشيء المقدور، وعُمدتُه في ذلك: التحفة، وفتح الجواد شرح الإرشاد، والنهاية، وشرح الروض، وشرح المنهج، وحواشي ابن قاسم، وحواشي الشبراملسي، وحواشي البجيرمي، وغير ذلك. وهو كتابٌ أشرقت في سماء التحقيق نجوم آياته، وبزغَتْ في أُفُقِ إيضاح المُشْكِلَاتِ بليغُ عباراته، كشَفَ غُيومَ المُعضِلات بلفظٍ رائعٍ رائق، وانتقى من النقول كل مفيدٍ فائق، فأضحى برشاقة عباراته عنواناً للسهل الممتنع، وبتحقيق مسائله دليلاً على الفضل المرتفع.
وقد انتهى مؤلٍّفُه من جمعه سنة 1298ﻫ، ومن تحريره سنة 1300ﻫ. وقد تَحَلَّى هامشُه بكتاب (فتح المعين بشرح قرة العين بمهمات الدين) لزين الدين أحمد بن عبد العزيز المَلِّيباري الشافعي (ت: 987ﻫ).
ABOUT IMAM ZAYN AL-DIN AL-MALIBARI:
He is Zayn al-Din Ahmed b. Abd al-Aziz al-Malibari, al-Fannani, al-Ma'bari, al-Misri, one of the scholars of tenth century Hijri. He was born in the Malabar region, South India. It was not known exactly, when Imam al-Malibari was born and also his death has various opinions surrounding it. It was said he died around 970 to 990 Hijri. al-Malibari was buried next to the Jami' Masjid of Funnan.
He was born in a house of knowledge and his family have a long tradition of scholars. His granfather, al-'Allamah Zayn al-Din b. Ali b. Ahmed Abu Yahya, author of the Irshad al-Qushidin Mukhtasar Minhaj al-Abidin. His grandfather raised him in knowledge and piety and al-Malibari looked up to him and praised him frequently. He quickly became adapt in the sciences of fiqh, Shafi'i fiqh in which he excelled in and thereafter he became expert in science of Tasawwuf, history. al-Malibari was known to be very critical and consist over the forbidding of evil and recommending the good, he had firm stance and resolve. He was given posts such as of Judge, senior adviser to rulers. He never wavered in convictions where ever he was and or whatever high post he held.
He studied under the following scholars and was hugely impacted by them;
--- Ahmed b. Muhammad b. Ali Ibn Hajar al-Haytami (d. 974,
--- 'Abd al-Rahman b. Abd al-Karim b. Ibrahim Wajih al-Din Ibn Ziyad (d. 975),
--- Abd al-Aziz b. Ali al-Shayrazi az-Zamzami (d. 976),
--- Muhammad b. Muhammad b. Muhammad al-Bakri al-Sadiqi (d. 994).
Some of the work Imam Zayn al-Din al-Malibari worked on and became widely accepted are;
--- Fath al-Mubin bi Sharh Qurrat al-'Ayn bi muhimat al-Din,
--- Irshad al-'Ibad ila Sabil al-Rashad,
--- al-Ajwibah al-'Ajibah 'an As'ilah al-Gharibah,
--- Ihkam Ahkam al-Nikah,
--- Tuhfat al-Mujahidin fi ba'dh Ahwal al-Burtughaliyin,
--- al-Jawahir fi 'Uqub Ahl al-Kaba'ir,
--- Sharh al-Sudur fi Ahwal al-Mawta wa'l Qubur,
--- al-Fatawa al-Hindiyyah,
--- Qurrat al'Ayn bi Muhimat al-Din,
As mentioned earlier, we cannot say for certain when exactly was the date he died but it was generally agreed upon that it was around 970 to 990 Hijri. al-Malibari was buried next to the Jami' Masjid of Funnan.
* Fath al-Mubin bi Sharh Qurrat al-'Ayn, ed. Shaykh Qasim Muhammad Aagha al-Nuri, published Dar al-Taqwa & Dar al-Risalah,
* I'anat al-Talibin
ABOUT IMAM ABU BAKR SHATA AL-DIMYATI:
He is Abu Bakr Uthman b. Muhammad Shata al-Bakri al-Dimyati al-Shafi'i born in 1266. He hailed from Egypt and later moved to Makkah. He was intelligent, righteous and a master in Tasawwuf as well as fiqh. He has studied from many scholars of his time, and has produced many beneficial works such as;
--- I'anat al-Talibin 'ala Hall Alfaz Fath al-Mu'in bi Muhimmat al-Din by imam al-Malibari,
--- al-Durar al-Bahiyyat fama Yalzim al-Mukallif min al-'Ulum al-Shar'iyyah,
--- Hidayat al-Adhkiya'i ila Tariq al-Awliya'i; a poem on the science of Tasawwuf,
--- Kifayat al-Atqiya'i wa Minhaj al-Asfiya'i fi Sharh Manzumat Hidayat al-Adhkiya'i; which is an commentary of the above title.
--- al-Qawl al-Mubram fi anna Man' al-Usul wa'l Furu' min Irthahum Muharam,
--- Nafhat al-Rahman fi Manaqib al-Sayyid Ahmed Zayni Dahlan,
--- Qissat al-Mi'raj,
He died in 1310 Hijri in Makkah.