Muhammad ibn Ahmad al- Sarakhshi

(c. 1105)

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(d. 1090)

Great Hanafi jurist and legal specialist predating the more famous al-Ghazali (d. 1111). Wrote a commentary on the seminal Siyar al-kabir of Shaybani (ca. 740–804). His two-volume Muharrar fi usul al-fiqh (Studies in the fundamentals of Islamic law) is influential.

Subjects: Islam.

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