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 Muhtadī l-anhur ilā multaqā l-abḥur
(793 words)

‘The rivers guided to the confluence of the seas’

Ebû Muhammed Osman ibn Muhammed el-Üskübî el-Edirnevî el-Vahdetî

Date: Probably 1655, or earlier

Original Language: Arabic


Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm al-Ḥalabī’s (d. 1549) Multaqā l-abḥur was one of the main sources of Ḥanafī fiqh in the Ottoman Empire. A number of commentaries and glosses were written on it, of which Vahdetî’s is comprehensive, though it did not attain the same level of fame as Şeyhizâde’s Majmaʿ al-anhur (see Ismāʿīl Bās…

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Kızılkaya, Necmettin, “ Muhtadī l-anhur ilā multaqā l-abḥur”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>

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