The book of the Uzbek scientist was published in Beirut
Abdumalik Toychiboyev, researcher of the Imam Maturidi International Scientific Research Center, doctor of philosophy in historical sciences, studied and prepared critical edition of the book "Majmu' al-Hawadith wan-Nawazil wal-Waqi’at" by Ahmad ibn Musa al-Keshshi. Keshshi lived in Samarkand in the 12th century and was originally from the city of Kesh (Shahrisabz).
This book was published in Beirut, Lebanon, which is famous as the publishing center of the Islamic world. This book was prepared on the basis of 9 rare copies of "Majmu' al-Hawadith" stored in the manuscript funds of our country and Turkey. Experts say that al-Keshshi studied at the scientific school of Abu Hafs al-Nasafi and compiled the sources he obtained through his teacher in one book. As a result, fragments of 15 rare works that were widespread in Mawarannahr and Khorasan in the 9th-11th centuries were included in "Majmu' al-Hawadith".
Al-Keshshi seems to have intended to transmit most of the sources to future generations without changing their form and content. Through his collection, there is an opportunity to get acquainted with some fragments of rare works which have not reached today such as "Fatawa Abu Abdullah ibn Abi Hafs al-Kabir al-Bukhari", "Mukhtasar al-Muntaqa", "Fatawa Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn al-Fadl al-Bukhari", "Mukhtasar Fawaid ar-Rustufaghni", "Fatawa Ibn al-Walid as-Samarkandi", "Fatawa Ata ibn Hamza as-Sughdi", "Gharib ar-Riwaya", and "Fatawa Najmuddin an-Nasafi".
The book is also noteworthy for the fact that it contains new information about the scolars who grew up in Mawarannahr that was not known to science before. In particular, news about such jurists as Muhammad ibn Yahya al-Bashaghari, Abu Nasr al-Dabusi, Abu Shuja al-Alawi, and Ata ibn Hamza al-Sughdi can be noted. In addition, there is also valuable information about the life of our great ancestors like Abu Mansur Maturidi, Ali ibn Said al-Rustufaghni, Abu Ali al-Nasafi, Shamsulaimma al-Halwani, Rukniddin Ali al-Sughdi, Abu Bakr al-Sarakhsi, Abul Yusr al-Bazdawi, and Abu Hafs al-Nasafi.
Although the book is about Islamic jurisprudence - fiqh, it also deals with issues of sciences such as kalam and hadith. The work is also significant because it describes some historical events of its time.
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