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al- SaraK̲h̲sī
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Muḥammad b. Aḥmad b. Abī Sahl Abū Bakr, S̲h̲ams al-Aʾimma, a Ḥanafī jurist of the 5th/11th century, who lived and worked in Transoxania, inheriting and developing the juristic tradition of that region. He produced a number of works, the most important being the Mabsūṭ , the S̲h̲arḥ al-Siyar al-kabīr , and the Uṣūl al-fiḳh . The first of these is a work of furūʿ , a commentary on the muk̲h̲taṣar of Muḥammad b. Muḥammad al-Marwazī (d. 334/945). This in turn was an epitome of the works of Muḥammad b. al-Ḥasan al-S̲h̲aybānī, the foundational texts of the Ḥanafī tradition. Al-Sarak̲h̲sī reintrodu…

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Calder, N., “al-SaraK̲h̲sī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 11 December 2018 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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