Information about book: Bidayat al-Mubtadi of al-Marghinani

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Assalamu alaykum,

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.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best
Ismail Moosa (Mufti)
Iftaa Department,
Euro-Sunni & Islamic Research and Welfare Academy