Below is a working list of uṣūl works in the Ḥanafī madhhab. The list is still very rough and we appreciate any help that readers of the site can provide to further populate the list. We have chosen to order the books in chronological order and have focused on the most important books. It is quite possible that some lesser commentaries are left out for the sake of brevity. Some books have multiple printed editions. We have attempted to provide as many as we had available but are certain that we have left out some and appreciate any help in updating our list.
Keep in mind that many of the below books do not have a link associated with them. That means that we likely don’t have a soft copy of the book or haven’t had a chance to upload it yet. If you have a copy, even a manuscript, please do share. We also realize that some of the links may not work. We would appreciate it if readers could help us repair any broken links and/or provide us links or files that we haven’t provided.
Al-Fuṣūl fi ʾl-Uṣūl (Nashmī edition) by Abū Bakr al-Jaṣṣāṣ (d. 370)
Taqwīm al-Adillah by Abū Zayd al-Dabūsī (d. 430)
Kanz al-Wuṣūl ilā Maʿrifat al-Uṣūl by Fakhr al-Dīn ʿAlī al-Bazdawī (d. 482)
Uṣūl al-Sarakhsī by Shams al-Aʾimmah al-Sarakhsī (d. 482)
Maʿrifat al-Hujjaj al-Sharʿiyyah by Abū ʾl-Yusr Muḥammad al-Bazdawī (d. 493)
Mīzān al-Uṣūl fī Natāʾij al-ʿUqūl (Maṭābiʿ al-Dawḥah edition) by ʿAlāʾ al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad al-Samarqandi (d. 539)
Al-Mīzān fī Uṣūl al-Fiqh by Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd al-Hamīd al-Usmandī al-Samarqandī (d. 563)
Kitāb fī Uṣūl al-Fiqh by Abū ʾl-Thanā al-Lāmishī (d. early 6th century)
Al-Muntakhab fī Uṣūl al-Madhhab (Bushra) by Husām al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad al-Akhsīkatī (d. 644)
Badīʿ al-Niẓām, or Nihāyat al-Wuṣūl ilā ʿIlm al-Uṣūl by Aḥmad ibn ʿAlī Ibn al-Sāʿātī (d. 649)
Al-Fawāʾīd ʿalā Uṣūl al-Bazdawī (partial) by ʿAlī ibn Muḥammad al-Rāmishī (d. 666)
Al-Mughnī fī Uṣūl al-Fiqh by Muḥammad ibn ʿUmar al-Khujandī al-Khabbāzī (d. 691)
Al-Manār fī Uṣūl al-Fiqh by Abū ʾl-Barakāt al-Nasafī (d. 710)
Kashf al-Asrār fī Sharḥ al-Muṣannif ʿalā ʾl-Manār by Abū ʾl-Barakār al-Nasafī (d. 710)
Al-Kāfī Sharḥ al-Bazdawī by Husām al-Dīn al-Saghnāqī (d. 710)
Kashf al-Asrār ʿan Uṣūl Fakhr al-Islām al-Bazdawī (Dar al-Kutub al-ʿIlmiyyah edition) by ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz al-Bukhārī (d. 730)
Kitāb al-Taḥqīq Sharḥ al-Muntakhab li ʾl-Husāmī by ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz al-Bukhārī (d. 730)
Uṣūl al-Shāshī (Bushrā, Habībiyyah, Mīzān, all with Barakat Allāh al-Laknawī’s Aḥsan al-Hawāshī, Akram Nadwī, Dār al-Kutub al-ʿIlmiyyah with ʿUmdat al-Hawāshī) by Niẓām al-Dīn al-Shāshī
Sharḥ al-Talwīḥ ʿalā ʾl-Tawḍīḥ by Sadr al-Sharīʿah (d. 747)
Jāmiʿ al-Asrār fī Sharḥ al-Manār by Qiwām al-Dīn al-Kākī (d. 749)
Al-Shāmil Sharḥ Uṣūl al-Bazdawī by Abū Hanīfah Amīr Kātib al-Itqānī (d. 758)
Al-Taqrīr Sharḥ Uṣūl Fakhr al-Islām al-Bazdawī by Akmal al-Dīn al-Bābirtī (d. 786)
Fuṣūl al-Badāʾiʿ fī Uṣūl al-Sharāʾiʿ by Muḥammad ibn Hamzah al-Fanārī (d. 834)
Al-Taḥrīr fī Uṣūl al-Fiqh (with Ibn Amīr al-Hājj’s Al-Taqrīr wa ʾl-Taḥbīr) by Ibn al-Humām al-Siyuwāsī (d. 861)
Khulāṣat al-Afkār Sharḥ Mukhtaṣar al-Manār (Nāṣir edition) (Zāhidī edition) by Qasim ibn Qutlubughā (d. 879)
Sharḥ Manār al-Anwār (with the notes of Ibn al-ʿAynī) by Ibn Malak al-Rūmī (d. 810 or 885)
Mirʾāt al-Uṣūl Sharḥ Mirqāt al-Wuṣūl by Mullā Khusrū (d. 885)
Ifāḍāt al-Anwār fi Iḍaʾat Uṣūl al-Manār by Maḥmūd ibn Muḥammad al-Dihlawī (d. 891)
Furūq al-Uṣūl by Ibn Kamāl Bāshā (d. 905)
Al-Wajīz fi Uṣūl al-Fiqh by Yūsuf ibn Husayn al-Karāmāsati (d. 906)
Fatḥ al-Ghaffār bi Sharḥ al-Manār by Zayn al-Dīn Ibn Nujaym (d. 970)
Taysīr al-Taḥrīr by Muḥammad Amīn Amīr Bādshāh (d. 972)
Zubdat al-Asrār fi Sharḥ Mukhtaṣar al-Manār by Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad al-Zaylī (d. 1006)
Tawḍīḥ al-Mabānī wa Tanqīḥ al-Maʿānī by Mullā ʿAlī al-Qārī (d. 1014)
Sharḥ Simt al-Wuṣūl ilā ʿIlm al-Uṣūl by Hasan al-Aqḥaṣārī (d. 1052)
Ifāḍat al-Anwār ʻalā Uṣūl al-Manār by Muḥammad ʻAlāʾ al-Dīn ibn ʻAlī al-Ḥaṣkafī (d. 1088)
Manẓūmat al-Kawākibī fi ʾl-Uṣūl by Muḥammad ibn Hasan al-Kawākibī (d. 1096)
Musallam al-Thubūt (Haqqāniyyah with Al-Taʿlīq al-Manʿūt, Rashīdiyyah with Mafātiḥ al-Buyūt) by Muḥibb Allāh al-Bihārī (d. 1118)
Nūr al-Anwār Sharḥ Risālat al-Manār (Bushrā v1, Bushrā v2 with Qamar al-Aqmār and Hāshiyat al-Sunbulī, Zāhidī edition) by Mullā Jīwan al-Siddīqī (d. 1130)
Hāshiyat al-Izmīrī ʿalā Mirʾāt al-Uṣūl by Muḥammad ibn Walī al-Izmīrī (d. 1165)
Fawātiḥ al-Raḥamūt Sharḥ Musallam al-Thubūt (v1 v2) by Baḥr al-ʿUlūm ʿAbd al-ʿAlī al-Laknawī (d. 1225)
Qamar al-Aqmār ʿalā Nūr al-Anwār Sharḥ al-Manār by Muḥammad ʿAbd al-Halīm al-Laknawī (d. 1285)
Nasamāt al-Asḥār by Muḥammad Amīn Ibn ʿAbidīn al-Shāmī (d. 1252)
Naẓm wa Sharḥ Matn al-Manār by Tāhā Afandi al-Kawrānī
Mabādiʾ al-Uṣūl by Saʿīd Aḥmad al-Bālanbūrī
Al-Mūjaz fī Uṣūl al-Fiqh by ʿUbayd Allāh al-Asadī
al-Mudhhab fī Uṣūl al-Madhhab ʿalā ʾl-Muntakhab by Walī al-Dīn Sāliḥ al-Farfūr
Sullam al-Wuṣūl li Sharḥ Nihāyat al-Sūl by Muḥammad Bakhīt al-Muṭīʿī
Al-Talwīḥ by al-Taftāzānī
Tashīl al-Wuṣūl ilā ʿIlm al-Uṣūl by al-Maḥallāwī
The following list includes some of the works of the Ḥanafī madhhab committed to legal maxims (qawāʿid wa ḍawābiṭ).
Uṣūl al-Karkhī by al-Karkhī
Taʾsīs al-Naẓar by Abū Zayd al-Dabūsī (d. 430)
al-Ashbāh wa ʾl-Naẓāʾir by Zayn al-Dīn Ibn Nujaym (d. 970)
Qawāʿid al-Fiqh by Zayn al-Dīn Ibn Nujaym (d. 970)
al-Fawāʾid al-Zayniyyah by Zayn al-Dīn Ibn Nujaym (d. 970)
Dhakhīrat al-Nāẓir fī ʾl-Ashbāh waʾ al-Naẓāʾir by al-Ṭūrī (d. 1004)
Tanwīr al-Baṣāʾir ʿala ʾl-Ashbāh waʾ al-Naẓāʾir by al-Ghazzī (d. 1005)
Tanwīr al-Adhhān wa ʾl-Ḍamāʾir fī Sharḥ al-Ashbāh wa al-Naẓāʾir by Muṣliḥ al-Dīn (d. 1025)
Zawāhir al-Jawāhir al-Naḍāʾir ʿalā ʾl-Ashbāh waʾ al-Naẓāʾir by al-Tumurtāshī the son (d. 1055)
Nuzhat al-Nawāẓir ʿalā ʾl-Ashbāh waʾ al-Naẓāʾir by al-Ramlī (d. 1081)
al-ʿUqūd al-Ḥisān fī Qawāʿid Madhhab al-Nuʿmān by Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad al-Ḥamawī (d. 1098)
Ghamz ʿUyūn al-Baṣāʾir by Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad al-Ḥamawī (d. 1098)
Farāʾid al-Luʾluʾ wa ʾl-Marjān Sharḥ al-ʿUqūd al-Ḥisān by Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad al-Ḥamawī (d. 1098)
ʿUmdat Dhawī al-Baṣāʾir li Ḥall Muhimmāt al-Ashbāh waʾ al-Naẓāʾir by Bīrī Zādah (d. 1099)
Kashf al-Sarāʾir ʿalā ʾl-Ashbāh wa ʾl-Naẓāʾir by al-Kufayrī (d. 1130)
Ibrāz al-Ḍamāʾir ʿalā ʾl-Ashbāh waʾ al-Naẓāʾir by al-Izmīrī (d. 1165)
al-Taḥqīq al-Bāhir Sharḥ al-Ashbāh waʾ al-Naẓāʾir by al-Tājī (d. 1224)
Zawāhir al-Qalāʾid ʿalā Muhimmāt al-Qawāʿid by Abū Bakr ibn Muḥammad al-Mullā al-Ahsāʾī (d. 1270)
al-Farāʾid al-Bahiyyah fī ʾl-Qawāʿid wa ʾl-Fawāʾid al-Fiqhiyyah by Ibn Ḥamzah (d. 1305)
Qawāʿid Majallat al-Aḥkam al-ʿAdliyyah by Assembly of Ottoman Jurists
Sharḥ al-Qawāʿid al-Fiqhiyyah by Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad al-Zarqā (d. 1357)
al-Qawāʿid al-Fiqhiyyah by al-Barkatī (d. 1402)
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asalamo aalikum wa rehmatullaah….could you please recommend or suggest any resources that teach mukhtasir al quduri online…?!
waiting for a reply
jazakallaah khair for your service to the deen ameen
Wa Alaykum Assalam,
Actually there has been some lectures on youtube with regards to Mukhtasar al-Quduri. Ideally, one should study under a qualified Ustaadh.
There is lessons done by Shaykh Atabek Shukurov al-Nasafi and some other Mufti on youtube.
Waleikum Assalaam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuhu
The following is a Hanafi Youtube Channel which not only has a Al Quduri in it but also al Hidaya and other books. The Quality is very good: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQubimaOmwZtt8oJD_lSaew/playlists
I’m looking for Asan surf in english does anyone know if i can get this book in English?
@zequusin….mukhtasar al quduri is taught by Mufti Yasir nadeem on http://darululoomonline.org/…..he is a past graduate scholar of hadith and fiqh from darul aloom deoband
i mean post graduate
@Abdullaah JazakAllaahu khairan katheeran brother “it worths gold”
@Abdullah jazakAllaahu khairan katheeran to quote che “it worth gold”
Nice list – Usul al-Shashi is missing. Earliest text.
With this new theme – I find the text difficult to read – the size is too small. And it is not very clear either.
Jzk for the feedback about the theme.
As for Usul al-Shashi, you will actually find it on the list. It is in fact a misunderstanding that Usul al-Shashi is an early text. In fact, it is an eighth century text authored by a scholar who likely passed away in the first half of the seven hundreds.
So, in reality, Usul al-Shashi is not the earliest text in usul in the madhhab, not by far.
Again, jzk for the feedback about the size of the text. It is actually the same size as the text of the last theme we have used. For some reason, it appears to look smaller though. We are trying to find some way to increase the size of the text at the moment.
Are there any books on usul of hanafi madhhab in english that you would recommend? Currently studying arabic so can’t delve into the above resources atm. Jazak Allah khair
Perhaps it is best to wait until you are able to study through Arabic. Much of the usul depend on some degree of knowledge of linguistic nuances.
Mabadi ‘lusool not working. Any alternative book to start mutala’ah with before I study Shashi in sha ALLAH?
As-Salāmu ʿAlaykum Maulana Sahib,
In case you are still updating this list, you may want to add the taḥqīq of Uṣūl al-Shāshī mentioned by Mufti Husain Kadodia here (https://twitter.com/hkadodia/status/591866809512505344) on Twitter, of which I believe you are aware.
An alternative download link to the book: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BznCgTxdoEfOUy1EYlZxZ2c2ZjQ/view?usp=sharing
Jzk for the link.
Jzk for the link.
As salamu aleikum!
Where is Usul al-Karkhi?
As-salaamu ‘alaykum Mawlana,
Jazakallahu Khairan for this beneficial collection.
Do you know whether the 1981 al-Maktaba al-ʻIlmiyya (Lahore) print of Al-Fuṣūl fi ʾl-Uṣūl by al-Jaṣṣāṣ is available online as a PDF?