The list below includes works that serve as commentaries or glosses on other legal texts in the madhhab. Some have become so indispensable that they are considered less as commentaries and more as original legal writings. The commentaries include those on mutūn and mukhtaṣarāt as well as those on manẓūmāt. As one can see, the list is quite long. We have not attempted to be exhaustive in this list. Our hope is to simply list out the most recognizable commentaries and then provide links to either published (maṭbūʿ) or manuscript (makhṭūṭ) versions online, as we discover them over time.
Sharḥ Mukhtaṣar al-Ṭaḥāwī by Abū Bakr al-Jaṣṣāṣ (d. 370)
Sharḥ Mukhtaṣar al-Karkhī by Abū al-Ḥusayn Aḥmad al-Qudūrī (d. 428)
Sharḥ Mukhtasar al-Qudūrī by Abū Naṣr Aḥmad al-Aqtaʿ (d. 474)
Sharḥ Mukhtaṣar al-Ṭaḥāwī by al-Qāḍī Abū Naṣr al-Isbījābī (d. ca.480)
Sharḥ al-Jāmiʿ al-Ṣaghīr by al-Qāḍī Abū Naṣr al-Isbījābī (d. ca.480)
Sharḥ al-Jāmīʿ al-Ṣaghīr by Fakhr al-Islām al-Bazdawī (d. 482)
Al-Mabsūṭ by Shams al-Aʾimmah al-Sarakhsī (d. ca.490)
Sharḥ al-Siyar al-Kabīr by Shams al-Aʾimmah al-Sarakhsī (d. ca.490)
Sharḥ al-Jāmiʿ al-Ṣaghīr by Ḥusām al-Dīn al-Ṣadr al-Shahīd (d. 536) (one of two commentaries)
Sharḥ Adab al-Qāḍī by Ḥusām al-Dīn al-Ṣadr al-Shahīd (d. 536)
Sharḥ al-Jāmiʿ al-Ṣaghīr by al-Kardarī (d. 562)
Sharḥ al-Jāmiʿ al-Ṣaghīr by al-ʿAttābī (d. 586)
Sharḥ al-Ziyādāt by al-ʿAttābī (d. 586)
Badāʾiʿ al-Ṣanāʾiʿ fī Tartīb al-Sharāʾiʿ by Abū Bakr al-Kāsānī (d. 587)
Sharḥ al-Jāmiʿ al-Ṣaghīr by Qāḍī Khān (d. 592)
Sharḥ al-Ziyādāt by Qāḍī Khān (d. 592)
Al-Hidāyah Sharḥ Bidāyat al-Mubtadī by al-Marghīnānī (with al-Laknawī’s marginalia)
Khulāṣat al-Dalāʾil wa Tanqīḥ al-Masāʾil by Ḥusām al-Dīn al-Rāzī (d. 598)
Sharḥ al-Jāmiʿ al-Ṣaghīr by Ḥusām al-Dīn al-Rāzī (d. 598)
Al-Wajīz Sharḥ al-Jāmiʿ al-Kabīr by al-Ḥaṣīrī (d. 636)
Al-Taḥrīr fī Sharḥ al-Jāmiʿ al-Kabīr by al-Ḥaṣīrī (d. 636)
Al-Taysīr bi Maʿānī al-Jāmiʿ al-Kabīr by Abū ʿAbd Allāh al-Khallāṭī (d. 652)
Kitāb al-Manāfiʿ ī fī Fawāʾid al-Nāfiʿ by Al-Rāmishī (d. 666)
al-Kifāyah Sharḥ al-Hidāyah by Jalāl al-Dīn al-Karlānī (d. 676)
al-Ikhtiyār by Abu ʾl-Faḍl ʿAbd Allāh al-Mawṣilī (d. 683)
Ḥāshiyah ʿalā al-Hidāyah by al-Khabbāzī (d. 691)
Al-Muṣtafā min al-Mustawfā by Ḥāfiẓ al-Dīn al-Nasafī (d. 710)
al-Ghāyah Sharḥ al-Hidāyah by Abū ʾl-ʿAbbās Aḥmad al-Sarūjī (d. 710)
al-Nihāyah Sharḥ al-Hidāyah by Ḥusām al-Dīn al-Sighnāqī (d. 710 or 711 or 714)
Tabyīn al-Ḥaqāʾiq by Fakhr al-Dīn al-Zaylaʿī (d. 743)
Sharḥ al-Wiqāyah by Ṣadr al-Sharīʿah ʿUbayd Allāh ibn Masū‘d al-Maḥbūbī (d. 745 or 747)
Miʿrāj al-Dirāyah by Qiwām al-Dīn Muḥammad al-Kākī (d. 749)
Ghāyat al-Bayān by Amīr Kātib al-Itqānī (d. 758)
Al-Manbaʿ fī Sharḥ al-Majmaʿ by al-ʿAynatābī (d. 767)
ʿAqd al-Qalāʾid fī Ḥall Qayd al-Sharāʾid by Ibn Wahbān (d. 768)
Kitāb al-Yanābīʿ fī Maʿrifat al-Uṣūl waʾl-Tafārīʿ by al-Rūmī (d. ?)
Al-ʿInāyah Sharḥ al-Hidāyah by Akmal al-Dīn Muḥammad al-Bābartī (d. 786)
Sharḥ Majmaʿ al-Baḥrayn by Shams al-Dīn Muḥammad al-Qūnawī (d. 788)
al-Jawharah al-Nayyirah by Abū Bakr ibn ʿAlī al-Ḥaddād (d. 800)
al-Sirāj al-Wahhāj by Abū Bakr ibn ʿAlī al-Ḥaddād (d. 800)
Sharḥ al-Nuqāyah Mukhtaṣar al-Wiqāyah by Maḥmūd ibn Ilyās al-Rūmī (d. ? was alive in 851)
Sharḥ al-Wiqāyah by Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd al-Laṭīf Ibn Malak (Farishtah) (d. 854)
Al-Bināyah Sharḥ al-Hidāyah (Dār al-Fikr edition) by Badr al-Dīn al-ʿAynī (d. 855)
Ramz al-Ḥaqāʾiq fī Sharḥ Kanz al-Daqāʾiq by Badr al-Dīn al-ʿAynī (d. 855)
Minḥat al-Sulūk Sharḥ Tuḥfat al-Mulūk by Badr al-Dīn al-ʿAynī (d. 855)
Sharḥ Fatḥ al-Qadīr (Dār al-Kutub al-ʿIlmiyyah edition) by Kamāl al-Dīn Ibn al-Humām (d. 861) with Natāʾij al-Afkār fī Kashf al-Rumūz wa ʾl-Asrār by Qāḍī Zādah (d. 988)
Durar al-Ḥukkām fī Sharḥ Ghurar al-Aḥkām by Mullā Khusrū (d. 885)
Dhakhīrat al-ʿUqbā by al-Tawqānī (d. 905)
Mustakhlaṣ al-Ḥaqāʾiq by Abū Isḥāq al-Qārī (d. after 907)
Tafṣīl ʿAqd al-Qalāʾid bi Takmīl Qayd al-Sharāʾid by Ibn Shiḥnah (d. 921)
al-Burhān Sharḥ Mawāhib al-Raḥmān fī Madhhab Abī Ḥanīfah al-Nuʿmān by al-Ṭarābulusī (d. 922)
Sharḥ Mukhtaṣar al-Wiqāyah by al-Barjandī (d. 932)
Ḥāshiyat Saʿdī Jalbī ʿalā ʾl-Hidāyah by Saʿd Allāh Saʿdī Jalbī (d. 945)
Jāmiʿ al-Rumūz by Shams al-Dīn Muḥammad al-Quhustānī (d. 962)
al-Baḥr al-Rāʾiq Sharḥ Kanz al-Daqāʾiq (Dār al-Kutub al-ʿIlmiyyah) (Dār al-Kutub al-ʿArabiyyah) (Al-Matbaʿah al-ʿIlmiyyah) both with Ibn ʿĀbidīn’s Minḥat al-Khāliq by Zayn al-Din Ibn Nujaym (d. 970)
Majrā al-Anhur ʿalā Multaqā al-Abḥur by al-Bāqānī (d. 1003)
Minaḥ al-Ghaffār lī Sharḥ Tanwīr al-Abṣār by al-Tumurtāshī (d. 1004)
al-Nahr al-Fāʾiq Sharḥ Kanz al-Daqāʾiq by Sirāj al-Dīn ʿUmar Ibn Nujaym (d. 1005)
Fatḥ Bāb al-ʿInāyah Sharḥ Kitāb al-Nuqāyah by Mullā ʿAlī al-Qārī (d. 1014)
Marāqī al-Falāḥ bi Imdād al-Fattāḥ Sharḥ Nūr al-Īḍāḥ by Abū ʾl-Ikhlāṣ al-Shurunbulālī (d. 1069)
Imdād al-Fattāḥ Sharḥ Nūr al-Īḍāḥ by Abū ʾl-Ikhlāṣ al-Shurunbulālī (d. 1069)
Taysīr al-Maqāṣid Sharḥ Naẓm al-Farāʾid by Abū ʾl-Ikhlāṣ al-Shurunbulālī (d. 1069)
Majmaʿ al-Anhur Sharḥ Multaqā ʾl-Abḥur by ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Muḥammad Shaykhī Zādah, aka Dāmād Zādah (d. 1078)
Ramz al-Ḥaqāʾiq fī Sharḥ Kanz al-Daqāʾiq by al-Maqdisī (d. 1087)
al-Durr al-Mukhtār fī Sharḥ Tanwīr al-Abṣār by Muḥammad ibn ʿAli al-Ḥaṣkafī (d. 1088)
al-Durar al-Muntaqā fī Sharḥ al-Multaqā by Muḥammad ibn ʿAli al-Ḥaṣkafī (d. 1088)
Kashf al-Ramz ʿan Khabāyā al-Kanz by al-Ḥamawī (d. 1098)
Rashaḥāt al-Aqlām Sharḥ Kifāyat al-Ghulām by ʿAbd al-Ghanī al-Nābulusī (d. 1143)
Ḥāshiyat al-Ṭahṭāwī ʿalā al-Durr by Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad al-Ṭaḥṭāwī (d. 1231)
Radd al-Muḥtār ʿalā ʾl-Durr al-Mukhtār by Ibn ʿĀbidīn al-Shāmī (d. 1252)
Ḥāshiyat Ibn ʿĀbidīn ʿalā ʾl-Shurunbulālī by Ibn ʿĀbidīn al-Shāmī (d. 1252)
Ṭawāliʿ al-Anwār Sharḥ al-Durr al-Mukhtār by Muḥammad ʿĀbid al-Sindī (d. 1257)
al-Lubāb fī Sharḥ al-Kitāb by ʿAbd al-Ghanī al-Ghunaymī al-Maydānī (d. 1298)
Qurrat ʿUyūn al-Akhyār li Takmilat Radd al-Muḥtār by Muḥammad ʿAlā al-Dīn Ibn ʿĀbidīn (d. 1306)
al-Nāfiʿ al-Kabīr li man Yuṭāliʿ al-Jāmiʿ al-Ṣaghīr by ʿAbd al-Ḥayy al-Laknawī (d. 1304)
ʿUmdat al-Riʿāyah by ʿAbd al-Ḥayy al-Laknawī (d. 1304)
al-Siʿāyah by ʿAbd al-Ḥayy al-Laknawī (d. 1304)
Durar al-Ḥukkām Sharḥ Majallat al-Aḥkām by ʿAlī Ḥaydar Afandī (d. 1321?)
Taqrīr ʿalā al-Durr al-Mukhtār by ʿAbd al-Qādir al-Rāfiʿī (d. 1323)
Sharḥ Majjalat al-Aḥkām by Muḥammad Khālid al-Atāsī (d. 1326)
Sabīl al-Falāḥ Sharḥ Nūr al-Īḍāḥ by Muḥy al-Dīn ʿAbd al-Ḥamīd (d. 1392)
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Any chance of getting any of Mufti Mahdi Hasans works. i heard he has a sharh of kitabul aathar and also some other great works in arabic. a great scholar from the indian subcontinent! He has a book called qalaidul azhaar, can somebody please confirm with me what book this is a sharh for.
We are currently studying the kitabul aathar under Mufti Muhammad Ibn Adam Alkawthari here in Leicester at Jameah Uloomul Quran. I heard they are also thinking of starting it at Darul Uloom Bury under Mufti Shabbir (may Allah preserve him). can somebody give me all the info they have on this book by Imam Abu Hanifah including commentries and notes.
Qala’id al-Azhar is a commentary of Mufti Mahdi Hasan al-Shahjahanpuri’s on the Kitab al-Athar. We had a copy of it in our library in Pakistan.
Kitab al-Athar had four transmissions (riwayat), one through Imam Abu Yusuf, another through Imam Muhammad, and then one each from Imam Zufar and Imam Hasan ibn Ziyad. I am aware that Shaykh Abu ‘l-Wafa’ al-Afghani published the Abu Yusuf and Muhammad editions. I heard that the Hasan ibn Ziyad edition was available in manuscript form and was even published. A colleague recalls showing it to me, but I am pretty sure he was mistaken.
The book was translated in English and published by Turath Publishing with Shahjahanpuri’s introduction. There are several Urdu commentaries on the book as well.
Who has published the transmission by AY, Zufar and Ibn Ziyad (rahimahum Allah)? DKI?
There is a new edition of Abu Yusuf’s edited by Sa’ud ‘Uthman. I don’t know the publisher. It was first published by Abu’l-Wafa Afghani in Hyderabad if. I remember correctly.
Does anyone know how good is the idarat al-quran edition of Hidayah with Laknawi’s hashiyah compared to any other editions that are out there?
How good is the edition of Bada’i al-Sana’i by Dar Ihya’ al-Turath al-Arabi vs its DKI counterpart?
How good is Dar al-Arqam’s edition of Fath Bab al-Inaya?
I am not the right person to ask about editions, as Mufti Husain and Mawlana Badrul Islam are for more well read than myself. However, I believe that Mufti Husain once offered his opinion on the superiority of the DKI edition of Bada’i’. I have used both editions you mention and while I enjoyed the first volume footnotes of Shaykh ‘Adnan Darwesh, I found them almost entirely absent in subsequent volumes. The DKI edition is more consistent and seemingly otherwise sufficient.
As for Dar al-Arqam’s edition of Fath Bab al-‘Inayah, it is the edition that I have and prefer. The only other edition I have seen of the entire book is the Ihya al-Turath edition, which I found wasn’t typeset to include the matn on top and didn’t have any useful commentary. The one perk is its publication of the matn separately in the last volume.
Salaam, I am try to find the following book:
Maraqi al-Falah (Dar al-Nu’man li ‘Ulum) a.k.a. al-Khayr al-Baqi edited by Abd al-Jalil Ata in 3 volumes
But it’s proving very difficult to get hold of a copy. Do you know where I can get hold of one online or any shops in the UK that stock it??
جزاك اللهُ خيرًا