ABOUT THIS BOOK:
This Al-Raf' Wal Takmil Fil Jarh Wal Ta'dil, the sum of elevation and completion concerning the science of narrator-authentication by Imam Mohammad Abdul Hayy Al-Lacknawi. This is one of the kind books regarding the Mustalah Al-Hadith or the science of Hadith authentication. this book is not like the other books of Hadith science but also includes as well as clarifies the terms used by certain famous Hadith scholars when authenticating a narration. To give an example, Imam Bukhari when referring to a 'liar' in a chain of narration he will use the term 'Laysa shay', He is not to be narrated from. Now the usual term would be 'Kadib' which means liar but he doesn't say that so therefore it is very useful for the student to know what that term means when used by certain hadith critics.
It also has an extensive explanation of why certain Hadith scholars are called Mutasahilin or Mutashadidin. The other issues that are dealt with in this book, are the known problems of certain Hadith scholars and why these issues are so famous. To give an example, Imam Al-Lacknawi explains the problems the issues that transpired between Imam Bukhari and Imam Dhuhli over the creation of the Qur'an. Shaykh 'Abdul Fattah has done an excellent job in explaining and clarifying allot of these mentioned incidents where Imam Lacknawi left unexplored much.
One the best books in Hadith science that any student or teacher can't do without.
ABOUT THIS PRINT:
This print is extremely well edited and is the eighth print which is extensively edited with heavy annotated text by Shaykh Abd al-Fattah Abu Ghuddah. This print is further reprinted by Shaykh Sulayman b. Abd al-Fattah Abu Ghudah, the son of the editor.
ABOUT IMAM ABD AL-HAYY AL-LACKNAWI:
He He was al-Imam 'Abd al-Hayy Lacknawi Firangi Mahali (1264 - 1304 A.H.) author of many famous works and a great scholar of his time, was born in Banda, India, on Tuesday 26 Zul Qa'da 1264 A.H (roughly on Tuesday 24 October 1848 C.E.). He was a descendant of the companion Abu Ayyub al-Ansari (R.A).
His predecessors emigrated from Madinah Munawwarah to Hirat, then to Lahore, Delhi and finally to Sihala and Firangi Mahal near Lacknow. al-Lacknawi began memorising the Qur'an at the age of five. He was endowed with an outstanding memory from childhood to the extent that in his own words, he remembers the time when he was once reprimanded at the age of three. He initially learnt the Quran by Hafiz Qasim Ali. Subsequently his parents relocated to Jaunpur where he continued his by Hafiz Ibraheem. He completed memorising the Quran at the age of ten. During the period of his hifz, he also studied some Persian books under his learned father. When he turned eleven, he began his Islamic studies under his father who was at that time teaching in Jaunpur. He learnt all the books from Mizanus Sarf (Arabic Morphology) till tafsir Baydawi, qualifying at the age of seventeen. After the demise of his father, he studied some books in mathematics under his fathers tutor, Maulana Muhammad Ni'matullah. (1290 A.H). From his very childhood al-Lacknawi was endowed by Allah with the love of teaching and writing. Any book that he learnt, he taught it thereafter. As a consequence, he developed an uncanny ability in every subject. No textbook on any subject remained difficult for him to the extent that he was able to teach books he had not previously studied by any tutor like Al Isharat of Tusi, Al Ufuq Al Mubin and Qanunut Tibb etc. He taught for a while in Hyderabad. Subsequently he left for Lacknow where he remained for the rest of his life serving Deen.
Abd al-Hayy ibn Fakhruddin Nadwi (1896 - 1923), the father of Shaykh Abu al-Hasan Ali Hasani Nadwi and the author of Nuzhatul Khawatir, narrates that he attended al-Lacknawi's Majalis (lectures) several times and found him to be an extremely intelligent, erudite, an ocean of knowledge, well acquainted with the intricacies of Shariah, to the extent that he became an internationally recognised scholar. Whenever there was any discussion with scholars, al-Lacknawi would remain silent until all the scholars had spoken and they would eventually turn to him of a decisive statement. Everyone would unanimously accept his verdict. He was one of the wonders of India and none disputed his matchless virtue.
Due to intense love for writing, he wrote more than a hundred books on many subjects like Arabic grammar, morphology, logic, Jurisprudence and Hadith etc.
--- al-Athar al-Marfu'ah fi'l Akhbar al-Mawdu'ah;
(الآثار المرفوعة في الأخبار الموضوعة - ط)
--- al-Fawa'id al-Bahiyyat fi Tarajim al-Hanafiyyah;
(الفوائد البهية في تراجم الحنفية - ط)
--- al-Ta'liqat al-Saniyyah 'ala al-Fawa'id al-Bahiyyat;
(التعليقات السنية على الفوائد البهية - ط)
--- al-Ifadah al-Khatirah;
(الإفادة الخطيرة - ط) في الهيئة)
--- al-Tahqiq al-'Ajib;
(التحقيق العجيب - ط) فقه)
--- al-Raf' wa'l Takmil fi'l Jarh wa'l Ta'dil;
(الرفع والتكميل في الجرح والتعديل - ط) في رجال الحديث
--- Zafar al-Amani fi Mukhtasar al-Jurjani;
(ظفر الأماني في مختصر الجرجاني - ط) في مصطلح الحديث
--- Majmu' al-Fatawa;
(مجموعة الفتاوى - ط) مجلدان )
--- Naf' al-Mufti wa'l Sa'il bi Jam'i Mutafariqat al-Masa'il;
(نفع المفتي والسائل، بجمع متفرقات المسائل - ط) فقه
--- al-Ta'liq al-Mumajjad 'ala Muwatta' Muhammad;
(التعليق الممجد على موطأ الإمام محمد الشيباني)
--- Farihat al-Mudarisin bi Asma'i al-Mu'alifin wa'l Mua'lifat;
(فرحة المدرسين بأسماء المؤلفات والمؤلفين - خ)
--- Tarab al-Amathil bi Tarajim al-Afadhil;
(طرب الأماثل بتراجم الأفاضل)
--- Inba' al-Khalan bi Anba'i Ulama'i Hindustan;
(إنباء الخلان بأنباء علماء هندستان)
--- Rid' al-Ikhwan 'an Muhadithat Akhar Jum'ah Ramadhan;
(ردع الإخوان عن محدثات آخر جمعة رمضان - سلسلة لقاء العشر الأواخر بالمسجد الحرام)
--- al-Jami' al-Saghir washarhu al-Nafi' al-Kabir liman Yutali' al-Jami' al-Saghir;
الجامع الصغير وشرحه النافع الكبير لمن يطالع الجامع الصغير))
--- al-Insaf fi Hukm al-I'tikaf wama'ahu al-Is'af bi Tahshiyat al-Insaf;
(الإنصاف في حكم الاعتكاف، ومعه الإسعاف بتحشية الإنصاف)
He was offered the post of Justice after his father's demise but refused, considering the dangers of the occupation and being content with the little possessions he had. He felt that had he accepted the offer, it would have impeded his teaching and writing career. The Mufti of Makkah, Shaykh Ahmad Ibn Zain Dahlan granted him permission for all isnad (chain of narration) from Al Hidayah of Burhan al-Din al-Marghinani as well as what he had learnt from all his teachers. Mufti Muhammad Ibn Abdullah Hanbali of Makkah, Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Muhammad Al-Gharbi and Shaykh Abdul Ghani Dehlwi also granted him permission for various isnad.
He died in Rabi ul Awwal 1304 A.H. (1886 C.E.) at the young age of 39 and was buried in the graveyard of his ancestors.
ABOUT SHAYKH ABD AL-FATTAH ABI GHUDDAH:
He is Shaykh Abdul Fattah Abu Ghuddah was born in Syria in 1917. One of the outstanding Muslim scholars of the 20th century, Shaykh Abu Ghuddah was a leading scholar in the field of Hadith and of the Hanafi school of Fiqh. He studied in Syria and Egypt specialising in Arabic Language, Hadith, Shariah and Psychology. He had many prominent teachers, amongst them Shaykh Ragib al-Tabbakh, Shaykh Ahmed ibn Muhamad al-Zaraqa, Shaykh Isa al-Bayanuni, Shaykh Ahmad al-Kurdi and the renouned Ottoman Scholar Imam al-Kawthari.
He met Imam Hasan al-Banna in the 1940’s and joined the Muslim Brotherhood. On his return to Syria he became very active in his da?wah work and eventually he became the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria. He taught Usul al Fiqh, Hanafi Fiqh and Comparative Fiqh at the University of Damascus. He also taught at the King Saud University and Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University. He was buried in al-Baqi Cemetery in Madinah in 1997.