"This translation by Imran Ahsan Khan Nyazee is both precise and straightforward. With his knowledge of Islamic law and jurisprudence coupled with his command of both the Arabic and English languages, he has conveyed the meaning of the original with great clarity." —Dr. Mohammed Akram Nadwi, research fellow, Oxford Center for Islamic Studies, Oxford
"A fine interpretation of the text that allows the reader to grasp the original ideas that al-Marghinani presents, but does so in a language that is clear and surprisingly free of opacities of the original work. The translation is an important contribution and vastly improves on previous attempts to render the Hidayah in English." —R. Kevin Jaques, assistant professor, department of religious studies, Indiana University
"A great achievement in all respects." —Dr. N. A. Baloch, professor emeritus, University of Sindh
About the Author
Burhan al-Din al-Farghani al-Marghinani was the Muslim world's leading 13th-century jurist. Imran Ahsan Khan Nyazee is a former professor and chief editor of Shariah and Islamic law at the International Islamic University in Islamabad. He is the translator of The Book of Revenue and The Distinguished Jurist and the author of General Principles of Criminal Law, Islamic Jurisprudence, Islamic Law of Business Organization, and Outlines of Islamic Jurisprudence.