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 The Hedàya
(1,592 words)


Charles Hamilton

Date: 1791

Original Language: English


The Hedàya (in full The Hedàya, or guide. A commentary on the Mussulman laws, translated by order of the Governor-General and Council of Bengal) is an English translation of the Hidāya, a commentary on Ḥanafī jurisprudence written by the 12th-century jurist ʿAlī ibn Abī Bakr al-Marghīnānī. The work consists of four large volumes containing 53 ‘books’, addressing most of the topics covered in standard …

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Guenther, Alan, “ The Hedàya”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 14 August 2020 <>

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