ABOUT THE BOOK:
One of the rare gems penned down Imam Abdullah bin Mahmud al-Mawsili's in Hanafi fiqh. This monumental work is a commentary on his book entitled al-Mukhtar lilfatawa 'ala Madhab al-imam al-A'dham abi Hanifa al-Nu'man, with further contemporary notes. The work is studied all over the world in the Hanafi curriculum and it is one of the complimentary works on primary fiqh manuals on the Madhab.
ABOUT THIS PRINT:
This print contains biographical and background short study on Imam Abu Hanifa, systemisation of his thoughts, the students who spread them on the face of the author and their various approaches. The editor also has short bio on the author of the book. This print contains extensive referncing of the Ahadith, sources used in the text as well as annotations on lexicon and linguistics employed in the text.
ABOUT IMAM AL-MAWSILI:
al-Imam, The Jurist, the Hadith expert, Shaykh al-Islam, 'Abd Allah b. Muhamud Ibn Mawdud b. Muhamud b. Baldiji, al-Mawsili, al-Hanafi, by the acronym of Abu al-Fadhl, Majd al-Din who was born in Mosil on a Friday of 599 Hijri. He was born in a scholarly household wherein his father Abi al-Thana'i Muhamud al-Mawsili initially taught him. He spent quit sometime being taught by his father until he became firm on the Madhab. He also had two brothers who firm on the Mdhab and Hadith science, namely 'Abd al-Da'im and 'Abd al-Karim.
Our author later on travelled to Sham, to learn and take Hadith from the hadith experts. Some of the teachers of the Imam were:
--- al-Imam Abi al-Thana'i Muhamud al-Mawsili, his father,
--- Abu Hafs 'Umar b. Muhammad al-Daraqazzi widely known as Ibn Tabarzadh,
--- Imam Jamal al-Din Muhamud ibn Ahmed al-Bukhari,
--- Imam Shihab al-Din 'Umar b. Muhammad al-Taymi, al-Bakri,
--- Imam 'Abd al-Qadir al-Ruhawiy al-Hanbali,
--- and many more others.
Some of his students are very popular and widely known, such as:
--- al-Imam ad-Dimyati, 'Abd al-Mu'min b. Khalaf ash-Shafi'i,
--- Ibnrahim b. Muhammad b. Barakat al-Mawsili, who has his own commentary on the al-Mukhtar of the author.
- Qutb al-Din 'Abd al-Karim al-Halbi,
and more others.
Some of his works are:
--- Sharh al-Jami' al-Kabir by Imam al-Shaybani,
--- al-Mushtamil 'ala Masa'il al-Mukhtasar,
--- Kitab al-Fawa'id,
--- al-Mukhtar lil Fatawa,
--- al-Ikhtiyar li Ta'lil al-Mukhtar
He died in Baghdad on a Saturday morning 19th of al-Muharram 683 Hijri.