How to study Hidayah

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By B. Shu’ayb
16 Rabi II 1437 | 27 January 2016

This is a summary of The path to Hidayah1 which outlines a guide on how to study Hidayah2.

Introduction

Hidayah is the commentary of:

# Bidayah al-Mubtadi = Quduri + Jami’ al-Saghir

Hidayah shows the way forward for beginners and provides a summary for the experts.

If you can read Hidayah, you can read:

# al-Ikhtiyar (commentary of al-Mukhtar) by Allm. Mawsuli
# al-Wafi (summary of Kanz) by Allm. Nasafi

N.B: these are equivalent to Hidayah but more refined

How to study Hidayah

Prepare

To learn the core masa’il in advance study:

Mukhtasar Quduri
Wiqaya (+ summary: Nuqayah)

N.B: Reading these will make way to: Kanz al-Daqa’iq, al-IkhtiyarMajma Abhur, Majma al Bahrayn, and Tuhfatul Fuqaha.

Read

To understand the core text use:

# Binayah
# Hashiyatu Laknawi

Advance

To delve further, you must know usul and follow one of the two path:

Muhaddithins’ Path:

# Nasb al-Rayah (+ Dirayah)
# ‘Inayah
# I’la al-sunan

Usuliyyins’ Path:

# Fath al-Qadir
# Radd al-Muhtar
# Badai’ al-Sanai’

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16 Rabi II 1437 AH
27 January 2015 CE

[1] Nawhami, Muhammad Saifur Rahman. (2012). The Path to Hidayah. Islamic Studies Bulletin (DIBAJ), Number 1. Available at http://uloom.com/dibaj/article/120426501. Accessed 27 January 2015

[2] This is the monumental work of Allm. Marghinani on the Hanafi fiqh.