Could you please tell me if:
a) There exists a copy of Bidayat al-Mubtadi on its own without addition of al-Hidayah?
b) What are some fada’il of this book and studying it before al-Hidayah?
Jazakum Allahu khayra
Wa’alaykum as Salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,
1) Yes, there are many prints of the book seperately. Amongst others, we have the Matba’ah al-Futuh print (1355/1966), Matba’ah Wadi al-muluk print, Matba’ah Ali Muhammad Subh print etc
2) If you are studying Mukhtasar al-Quduri before Hidaya, I don’t see any point in studying Bidayah al-Mubtadi before al-Hidayah.
Ismail Moosa (Mufti)
Euro-Sunni & Islamic Research and Welfare Academy