The Hedaya, Or Guide; A Commentary on the Mussulman Laws. Translated by the Order of the Governor-General and Council of Bengal, by Charles Hamilton. FOUR VOLUMES.
Al-Marghinani, Burhan al-Din Abu’l Hassan Ali B. Abi Bakr B. Abd Al-Djalil Al-Farghani.
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First English edition of this important hadith collection. The work is a translation of the compendium Bidayat al-Mubtadi (mss. in Brockelmann), based on al-Kuduri’s Muktasar and al-Shaybani’s al-Jami al-saghir. On this work, he himself wrote a large commentary in 8 volumes Kifayat al-muntaha. But before he had completed it, he thought the work was much too diffused and decided to write a second commentary, the celebrated Hidaya, which later writers repeatedly edited and annotated. For the manuscripts and printed texts of these commentaries and synopses and of many superb commentaries and glosses. See Brockelmann, II 2, 466-9, S I, 644-9.