Mukhtasar al-Quduri

The Mukhtasar al-Quduri (al-Kitab al-Mukhtasar of Imam al-Quduri) is the most basic manual on Islamic law, based on Qur'anic and Prophetic evidences, authored by:
Imam Abu'l-Husayn Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn Ja'far ibn Hamdan al-Quduri (362 AH - 428 AH) (may Allah have mercy on him)
according to Hanafi principles of interpretation and methodology.

It was written over a thousand years ago, and it has been translated into English for the very first time.
The date of completion of its English translation coincides with the date of the 1000th death anniversary of its author, Imam al-Quduri (may Allah have mercy on him) (translation completed in first week of Rajab 1428 AH).

We pray to Allah the Almighty that he grants its translator with acceptance and proximity with Him as He has done so to its author, as well as universal benefit to all those who seek to study it and gain the goodness from it.

Comments & Endorsements

"... I found it to be accurate to a high precision with very succinct elucidation and a style of superior quality, which indicates the maturity of thought, brilliance of talent and moderation of intuition..."
Muhammad ibn Yahya ibn Muhammad al-Husayni an-Ninowi ash-Shafiʿi

"I recommend this English translation of Mukhtasar al-Quduri to everyone, especially to the students and teachers of Hanafi jurisprudence." 
Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada

"... a reliable guide for those who follow the madhdhab of Imam Abu Hanifa, may Allah be pleased with him."
Al-Hajj Ahmad Thomson

"... not only lucid and easy to understand but also well written...
... I have found that this work has the capacity to be the most authoritative book on Hanafi fiqh in English... "
Al-Hajj Abu Jaʿfar al-Hanbali

"I have read with great interest the excellent translation of al-Quduri by Tahir M. Kiani.
It is an accurate and precise translation that retains the original flavour of al-Quduri even in translation.
In my view, the translation will prove to be very useful for all those interested in Islamic law."
Professor Imran Ahsan Khan Nyazee
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