The author of Mukhtaṣar al-Qudūrī, the Ḥanafī Jurist, Shaykh Abū’l-Ḥusayn Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad

ibn Ja‘far ibn Hamdān al-Qudūrī, was born in Baghdād in 362 AH/973 CE and died on Sunday, 5th Rajab, 428 AH/1037 CE aged 66. He is considered an utterly truthful (ṣadūq) hadith narrator by Ibn Khallikān, al-Ḥāfiz Ibn Kathīr, Ibn al-Jawzī and others, and was one of the aṣḥāb at-tarjīḥ in the Ḥanafī madhhab, which is one of the highest grades in knowledge of fiqh. Ṭāhir Maḥmood Kiānī is a graduate of Jāmi‘a al-Karam and the International Islamic University, Islamabad. He has written articles and lectured on various topics in Islam, as well as translating from Urdu and classical Arabic into English. He is currently Lecturer in Advanced Islamic Sciences at the al-Karam Institute for Islamic Sciences, Jāmi‘a alKaram, Retford, UK.

mukhtaṣ ar al-qudūrī
(362 Ah – 428 Ah)
Al-bAghdādī of Imām


a manual of IslamIc law according to the Ḥanafī School

The Mukhtaṣar al-Qudūrī is one of the most celebrated and influential treatises in any Muslim school of methodology and thought and is the foundation for the Ḥanafī school. It is both the first source for scholars and a manual for the general reader. Its judgements, based on divine revelation, trace back directly through men of the highest calibre, such as al-Jaṣṣāṣ and Abū Ḥanīfah, may Allah have mercy on them, to ‘Abdullāh ibn Mas‘ūd æand other great Companions and thence to Muḥammad œ, the Final Messenger of Allah. This is its first ever complete translation

mukhtaṣ ar
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Abū’l-ḤusAyn AḤmAd Ibn muḤAmmAd Ibn AḤmAd Ibn JA‘fAr Ibn ḤAmdān

a manual of IslamIc law according to the Ḥanafī School

in English.

Ṭāhir maḤmood Kiānī

Ta–Ha Publishers Ltd Unit 4, The Windsor Centre Windsor Grove London, SE27 9NT

ISBN 978-1-897940-70-9

9 781897 940709

Ṭāhir MaḤMood Kiānī

Translated from the Arabic with Introduction and Notes by