Burhan al-Din al-Marghinani

Burhan al-Din Ali al-Marghinani
Born 8 Rajab 511 AH
Died 14 Dhu'l-Hijjah 593 AH
Era Islamic Golden Age
Region Transoxania
Religion Islam
Creed Sunni Hanafi
Main interest(s) Fiqh, Islamic History
Arabic name
Personal (Ism) ‘Alī
Patronymic (Nasab) Ibn Abī Bakr ibn ‘Abd al-Jalīl
Teknonymic (Kunya) Abu’l-Ḥasan
Burhān al-Dīn
برهان الدين
al-Farghānī, al-Marghīnānī

Burhān al-Dīn Abu’l-Ḥasan ‘Alī bin Abī Bakr bin ‘Abd al-Jalīl al-Farghānī al-Marghīnānī[1] (Arabic: برهان الدين المرغيناني) was an Islamic scholar of the Hanafi school of jurisprudence. He was born in Marghinan near Farghana in 530/1135 (in present day Uzbekistan) He died in 593/1197.[2][3] He is best known as the author of al-Hidayah, which is considered to be one of the most influential compendia of Hanafi jurisprudence (fiqh).[4]


Al-Marghanini performed the Hajj and visited Medina in the year 544 AH. He died on the 14th of Dhu'l-Hijjah in the year 593 AH one report indicates 596 AH and was buried in Samarqand.


Al-Marghinani works (some extant and others known only from literary references) include:[5]


Al-Marghinani's most important teachers were:

See also


  1. 1 2 3 Heffening, W. (1960–2007). "al-Marg̲h̲īnānī". In P. Bearman; Th. Bianquis; C.E. Bosworth; E. van Donzel; W.P. Heinrichs. Encyclopaedia of Islam. 6 (2nd ed.). ISBN 9789004161214.
  2. Dr Imran Ahsan Khan Nyazee (trans.) Al-Hidayah: A classical manual of Hanafi Law Laws (Bristol) 2006
  3. The Hedaya: Commentary on the Islamic Laws (Delhi) 1994 (2nd Edition 1870)
  4. John L. Esposito, ed. (2014). "Marghinani, Ali ibn Abu Bakr al-". The Oxford Dictionary of Islam. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (subscription required (help)).
  5. W. Heffening. Encyclopedia of Islam, Brill, 2nd ed. "al-Marghinani", vol. 6, p. 558.
  6. Skreslet, Paula Youngman; Skreslet, Rebecca (2006). "Four - Law and legal theory: shari'a and fiqh". The Literature of Islam: A Guide to the Primary Sources in English Translation. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 82. ISBN 978-0-8108-5408-6.
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