Radd al-Muhtar ala al-Dur al-Mukhtar

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Radd al-Muhtar ala ad-Dur al-Mukhtar (Arabic: رد المحتار على الدر المختار‎) is a book on Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh) by 18th century Islamic scholar, Allamah Sayyid Muhammad Amin ibn Abidin ash-Shami. It means "The Answer to the Baffled" over "The Exquisite Pearl".


Radd al-Muhtar is a "hashiyah" (a super-commentary, or marginal gloss) on Imam `Ala' al-Din al-Haskafi's work of Islamic jurisprudence, Durr al-Muhtar fi Sharh Tanweer al-Absaar. It is widely considered as the central reference for fatwa in the Hanafi madhhab. Scholars of the Indian subcontinent often refer to Ibn Abidin as "al-Shami" and to this hashiyah as "al-Shamiyya" or "Fatawa Shami".[1]

This voluminous work has been translated into various languages, including Turkish and Urdu.

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