The path to Hidayah

TitleThe path to Hidayah
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1433
AuthorsNawhami M
JournalIslamic Studies Bulletin
Date Published06/1433

It is said that the heart of the Dars Nizami is Hidayah; the seminal work of Allamah Marghinani (d. 593) on the Hanafi fiqh. It is the commentary of the author’s work, Bidayat al-Mubtadi – which is an amalgamation of Quduri and Jami al-Saghir. In Hidaya the author adds further masa’ils to the primary text and outlines both textual and inferential evidences supporting all the edicts. Hidayah is the gateway to Fiqh – it shows the way forward to the initiates and summarises the path for the expert.