ABOUT KANZ AL-DAQA'IQ:
In the Hanafi madhab study curriculum the following are the essential study works relied upon for students that traditionally, a student of Hanafi Law would study to get a grasp of the relied upon, transmitted positions of the school before specializing, and reading subject specific texts;
--- Quduri’s (d. 428) Mukhtasar,
--- Mawsili’s (d. 683) al-Mukhtar,
--- Burhan al-Shari`a’s (d. 673) Wiqaya,
--- Abi al-Barakat al-Nasafi (. 710) Kanz al-Daqa'iq.
The later text is one that has enjoyed immense fame and academic scrutiny over the centuries. Kanz al-Daqa'iq is an abridgement of Imam al-Nasafi larger work al-Wafi. Subsequently al-Wafi would see further commentary titles as al-Kafi. Imam al-Nasafi sticks to two main points in this work;
01) Sticking to the issues of the Zahir al-Riwayah,
02) Not surpassing the 'mufta biha' sayings of the three imams i.e. Abu Hanifa, Abu Yusuf and Muhammad al-Shaybani.
The commentaries on Kanz al-Daqa'iq
Over the centuries, many scholars such as Aiyni, Halbi, Kiramni and others have commented on the Kanz but the exposition, clarity and comprehensiveness of Ibn Nujaym's 'al-Bahr al-Ra'iq' is unique in this area.
A list of commentaries on the Kanz:
--- Sharh Kanz al-Daqa'iq; by Khattab b. Ibn al-Qasim (d. 717),
--- Idhah al-Kanz; by Zayn al-Din b. Haydar b. Qasim.
--- Kashf al-Haqa'iq Sharh Kanz al-Daqa'iq; by Isa b. Ismail al-Aqsara'i (d. 727),
--- al-Idhah fi Sharh Kanz al-Daqa'iq; Yahya al-Qawjhasari (d. 737),
--- Tabyin al-Haqa'iq Sharh Kanz al-Daqa'iq; by Fakhr al-Din 'Uthman b. Ali al-Zayla'i (d. 743). This work became such a focus for the scholars that it has enjoyed various abridgements and supra commentaries;
--- Hashiyat al-Shilbi 'ala Tabyin al-Haqa'iq or al-Fawa'id al-Daqa'iq fi Sharh Kanz al-Daqa'iq; by Shilbi Ahmed b. Yunus (d. 947),
--- Hashiyat ala Tabyin al-Haqa'iq; by Amin b. Hassan b. Muhammad al-Mirghini (d. 1161),
--- Hashiyat ala Tabyin al-Haqa'iq; by Muhammad Karim Allah b. Lutf Allah al-Faruqi (d. 1291),
--- Ramz al-Haqa'iq, Badr al-Din al-Ayni, d.855h
--- Sharh al-Kanz, Zayn al-Abideen al-Ayni, d.864
--- Sharh al-Kanz, Ibn Shahnah al-Halabi, d.921
--- al-Bahr al-Ra'iq, Zayn al-Abideen, known as Ibn Nujaym, d.970
--- al-Nahr al-Fa'iq, Siraj al-Din, known as Ibn Nujaym, d.1005
--- al-Matlab al-Fa'iq, Badr al-Din Isa al-Diri
--- Mustakhlis al-Haqa'iq, Ibrahim bin Muhammad al-Qari
--- al-Fawa'id fi Halli al-Masa'ili wa al-Qawa'id, Mustafa bin Bali, known as Bali Zadah
--- Fat'h Masaliki al-Ramz fi Sharhi Manasiki al-Kanz, Abdurahman Isa al-Umri
--- Sharh al-Kanz al-Daqa'iq, Mulla Miskeen
--- Sharh al-Kanz, Shams al-Din Hasari
--- Sharh al-Kanz, Ibn Ganim al-Maqdisi, d.1004
--- Sharh al-Kanz, Qawam al-Din Kirmani, d.748h
--- Sharh al-Kanz, Muhammad bin Muhammad bin Umar al-Salihi, d.950
--- Sharh al-Kanz, Muhammad bin Ahmad bin Dhiya al-Makki, d.858
--- Hashiyah Kanz al-Daqa'iq, Muhammad Ahsan Siddiqui Nanutwi, d.1312
--- Multaqit al-Daqa'iq, Abu al-Ma'arif Muhhamd Inanyatullah shah
--- Hashiyah Kanz al-Daqa'iq, Muhmmad I'zaz Ali, d.1374
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ABOUT THIS COMMENTARY:
Kashf al-Haqa'iq Sharh Kanz al-Daqa'iq by the scholar 'Abd al-Hakim al-Afghani from Kandahar born 1251 was luminary of his time. He wrote this commentary which widely welcomed by scholars.
ABOUT THIS PRINT:
This print is a reprint of the Bab Halabi print which has three forward by Abd al-Qadir al-Rafi'i and Shaykh Muhammad Bakhit al-Muti'i.
ABOUT IMAM ABU AL-BARAKAT AL-NASAFI:
He was Imam Abu al-Barakat Hafiz al-Din Abd Allah b. Ahmed bin Muhamud al-Nasafi, al-Hanafi. He was born in town called Idhaj, in Samarqand and he died there as well in the 710 hijri. He travelled to Iraq for knowledge and learned much of the scholars and he returned to his home town.
He was an expert on Usul, Fiqh, Kalam, Hadith being an Imam in all those fields. He was ascetic and didn't value much of the world and lived a humble life. He was raised in an envirement of scholarly upbringing. al-Lacknawi called him "The full fletched Imam, head of jurisprudence and Usul, expert in Hadith sciences and its finery" while Ibn Hajar said of him "the expert [scholar] of the world".
Amongst his teachers were the likes of;
--- Shams al-A'imah al-Kurdi, Muhammad b. Abd al-Sattar (d. 642),
--- Badr al-Din Khawahir Zadah, Muhammad b. Muhamud (d. 651),
--- Hamid al-Din al-Dharir, Ali b. Muhammad (d. 666)
and many others. Imam Abu al-Barakat al-Nasafi also had many popular students;
--- al-Hussayn b. Ali b. Hajjaj Hisam al-Din al-Safnaqi (d 714),
--- Muhammad b. Muhammad al-Jayli.
Some of his popular works include;
--- Madarik al-Tanzil wa Haqa'iq al-Ta'wil (Tafsir al-Nasafi),
--- 'Umdat 'Aqidat Ahl al-Sunnah wa'l Jama'ah,
--- Kashf al-Asrar fi Sharh al-Manar,
--- Kanz al-Daqa'iq (a Hanafi fiqh),
--- al-Manar al-Anwar fi Usul al-Fiqh,
--- al-I'timad fi'l I'tiqad,
--- 'Umdat al-'Aqa'id,
--- al-Wafi, (Furu').
--- al-Kafi fi Sharh al-Wafi,
--- al-Musfa fi Sharh al-Manzumah,
--- al-Mustasfa fi Sharh al-Fiqh al-Nafi',
and many more beneficial works.
Some historians have disagreed on the exact date of his passing but al-Lacknawi and al-Baghdadi, Qutluwbugha and others have accepted the date of 710 Hijri while ibn Hajar believes it to be 701.