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  • ( المستصفى من علم الأصول) al-Mustasfa min 'ilm al-isul. (On Legal theory of Muslim Jurisprudence). A celebrated work of al-Ghazali on Usul al-Fiqh is considered one of four works that all isul work revolve around and they are:
    1. The mu'tazalite 'Abd al-Jabar (d. 415) al-Qadi's al-'umad;

    2. abu al-Husain (d. 473) al-Basri's al-mu'tamad (commentary on al-'umad);

    3. 3. al-Imam al-Harmian abu al-Ma'ali (d. 478) Juywani's al-Burhan

    4. this book.

    (See Hito's introduction to al-mankhul p.9 ;27).

    Cited in: [M:59 ; A:63; gal,S. I. 754, no 51; Kz:11936]

    Arabic Editions: Bulaq Edition in two volumes reprinted in Beirut and Qum (1368 h.s.): Volume 1, 2 (pdf)

Arabic Title:  
اسم الكتاب المستصفى من علم الأصول
المؤلف محمد بن محمد الغزالي أبو حامد
سنة الطبع : 1322

عدد المجلدات 2

Another undated edition is also available in four volumes. It is edited by Dr. Hamza bin Zuhair Hafiz printed in Jeddah.:

اسم الكتاب المستصفى من علم الأصول
المؤلف محمد بن محمد الغزالي أبو حامد
المحقق حمزة بن زهير حافظ
دار النشر شركة المدينة المنورة للطباعة
بلد النشر جدة - السعودية
عدد المجلدات 4

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