Imam Ṭaḥāwī’s Sharh Maʿāni al-Āthār: Explanation of the Meanings of the Traditions
Title: Imam Ṭaḥāwī’s Sharh Maʿāni al-Āthār: Explanation of the Meanings of the Traditions
Author: Imam Abu Jafar Ahmad at-Tahawi / Annotated and Referenced by Shaykh Ni'matullah A'zami
Publisher: Turath Publishing (UK)
Imām Ṭaḥāwī’s Sharḥ Maʿānī al-Āthār 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 Ḥanafī 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 Imām Abū Ḥanīfah (Rh.) with not only the proposition of rationale but also with highly authentic supporting evidences.
The key distinguishing factor of this work from others is its unmatchable style of composition and argumentation in deducing legal rulings and deeply analysing therein; all the while assisting its readers by explaining in a coherent, cogent, and comprehensive manner.
As an outstanding treatise of Imām Ṭaḥāwi (Rh.) it embodies a lifetime of discerning sacred knowledge and formulating independent decisions based on such; pro- viding 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.