Imam Tahawi's Sharh Ma'ani Al-athar: Explanation Of The Meanings Of The Traditions
Imam Tahawi's Sharh Ma'ani Al-athar: Explanation Of The Meanings Of The Traditions

Imam Tahawi's Sharh Ma'ani Al-athar: Explanation Of The Meanings Of The Traditions

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Imam Tahawi's Sharh Ma'ani al-Athar is a timeless and universal masterpiece from amongst the greatest compilations of Islamic literature. Consisting of a wide array of vast and unique Prophetic traditions, it is a detailed and indispensable resource in jurisprudential matters. As a key text within the Ḥanafi School of Law, it dispels the oft-assumed notion of the School being solely one of reason by substantiating many legal verdicts of the great luminary Imam Abu Ḥanifah (Rh.) with not only the proposition of rationale but also with highly authentic supporting evidence. The key distinguishing factor of this work from others is its unmatchable style of composition and argumentation in deducing legal rulings and deeply analyzing therein; all the while assisting its readers by explaining in a coherent, cogent, and comprehensive manner. As an outstanding treatise of Imam Ṭaḥawi (Rh.), it embodies a lifetime of discerning sacred knowledge and formulating independent decisions based on such; providing a glimpse into the depths and magnitudes of his knowledge. This book has been translated into English in the hope of making the text more accessible and enabling an appreciation for it amongst the masses.


ISBN: 9781906949167
AUTHOR: Imam Abu Jafar Ahmad at-Tahawi (Author) Habib Bewley (Translator) Shaykh Ni'matullah A'zami (Narrator) 
BINDING: Hardback
PAGES: 1109 pages
DIMENSIONS: 16.5 x 6 x 26 CM
PUBLISHER: Turath Publishing


Imam Abu Ja'far Ahmad bin Muhammad bin Salamah bin Salmah bin 'Abd al-Malik bin Salmah bin Sulaim bin Sulaiman bin Jawab Azdi, popularly known as Imam Tahawi, after his birth-place in Egypt, is among the most outstanding authorities of the Islamic world on Hadith and fiqh (jurisprudence). He lived 239-321 A.H., an epoch when both the direct and indirect disciples of the four Imams - Imam Abu Hanifah, Imam Malik, Imam Shafi'i and Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal - were teaching and practicing. This period was the zenith of Hadith and fiqh studies, and Imam Tahawi studied with all the living authorities of the day.

He began as a student of his maternal uncle, Isma'il bin Yahya Muzni, a leading disciple of Imam Shafi'i. Instinctively, however, Imam Tahawi felt drawn to the corpus of Imam Abu Hanifah's works. Indeed, he had seen his uncle and teacher turning to the works of Hanafi scholars to resolve the thorny issues of Fiqh, drawing heavily on the writings of Imam Muhammad Ibn al-Hasan al-Shaybani and Imam Abu Yusuf, who had codified Hanafi fiqh. This led Imam Tahawi to devote his whole attention to studying the Hanafi works and he eventually joined the Hanafi school. 

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