ABOUT THE BOOK:
This book is one of those books based on three main themes in Islamic studies that goes back to the codification of Imam Abu Hanifah. Those themes are Usul al-Din (theology/Creed), Usul al-Fiqh (principles of jurisprudence), and Furu' al-Ahkam (general jurisprudence).
This work tries to bring about those three themes in most concise yet comprehensive way possible according to the Hanafi madhab. This work is widely quoted by some of the most popular Hanafi fiqh manuals such as; al-Bahar al-Ra'iq Sharh Kanz al-Daqa'iq, Hashiyat Radd al-Muhtar and Majma' al-Anhar fi Sharh Multaqa al-Abhar, and many other works.
وهذا الكتاب هو أحد تلك المؤلفات التي حوت مذهب الإمام أبي حنيفة رحمه الله تعالى، الجامع بين الأصولين والفروع، المرتب على ثلاثة أقسام:
1 ـ أصولِ الدين.
2 ـ وأصول الفقه.
3 ـ وفروع الأحكام.
أما أصولاه ففصولٌ مؤصَّلة، وأبوابُ كتب فروعه أصول مفصلة، مشحونة بثمراتها، مقرونة بأخواتها، محفوظة فيها أقوالُ المشايخ حسب الإمكان؛ ليكون أقرب إلى الخروج عن عُهدة
ABOUT QADHI JAMAL AL-DIN AL-GHAZNAWI:
He is Jamal al-Din Ahmed b. Muhammad b. Mahmud b. Sa'id b. Nuh al-Qabisi widely known as Taj al-Hanaf, it has also been said his name was Muhammad instead of Ahmed. Not much of his early academic life is known nor documented except that many have mentioned his knowledge and written works.
Some of his teachers were;
--- Imam 'ala al-Din Abi Bakr b. Mas'ud al-Kasani, Malak al-'Ulama, author of Bada'i al-Sana'i (d. 587),
--- Ahmed al-'Aridhi al-Alawi al-Hussaini (d. 648),
Some of his popular works are:
--- al-Hawi al-Qudsi fi'l Furu',
--- Rawdhah Ikhtilaf al-'Ulama,
--- Rawdhah al-Mutakalimin fi Usul al-Din,
--- 'Aqa'id al-Ghaznawi,
--- Kitab al-Usul fi'l Fiqh,
--- Mukhtasar Rawdhah al-Mutakalimin, popularly known as al-Muntaqa min Rawdhah al-Mutakalimin,
--- al-Muqadimmat al-Ghaznawiyyah fi'l Furu',
--- al-Nutf fi'l Fatawa,
and many more other works.
He passed away in Aleppo in the year 593 and was burried near prophet Ibrahim (AS).