ENGLISH-“AL MUHALLA” BY IBN E HADAM, ITS METHOD AND DISTINCTIONS
Imam ibn-e-hadam was a renowned Jurist and Scholar of the Ninth century. He belonged to Undlus but by origin, he was Persian. His father was an important adviser of that time Govt. /kingdom. Previously, he adopted Shaafi creed but later on, due to his broad vision, he embraced the Dahri School of thought. Actually he was a great jurist and the author of numerous books. “AlMuhalla” is a great master piece compiled ever by him. “Al Muhalla” is a great book of Islamic jurisprudence containing Quran, Hadith, and Sayings of companions of the Holy prophet, their Successors and the jurisprudent verdicts of the scholars of first half of the Fifth Hijri. It also contains the arguments of the different Schools of Thoughts and criticism on those arguments as well. These qualities make “Al Muhalla” an Encyclopedia for the understanding of Quran and Hadith. Ibn e Hadam may also be wrong sometimes in his diligence just like other scholars as only the Prophets of Allah are impeccable. Ibn e Hadam had all the qualities of an Independent Jurist and in this way; he presented the solution to 2308 Queries/Problem in his “Muhalla”. He may be criticized for some of his views and this criticism shall make his book more fruitful.