Al-Aqwāl al-Rājiḥa fī mā Khālafa al-Ṭaḥāwī Abā Ḥanīfa is a research on the dominant views where Imam Ṭaḥāwī disagrees with Imam Abū Ḥanīfa in Sharḥ Maʿānī al-Āthār (Kitāb al-Ṭahāra to Kitāb al-Ḥajj).
This was the completion to the work started by some of the previous batch of students, and with it, the research on the entire Sharḥ Maʿānī al-Āthār was completed. Qārī Muhammad Abdullah Saleem Ṣāḥib (may Allah protect him) wrote its foreword, a portion of which is included below.
It was [Mufti Abrar Mirza’s] fervent wish that I peruse the initial chapters of this respectable book, which has already been prepared, and write a few lines. In this manner, this sinful one has also attained the fortune of having a share in this great effort. Fa Jazāhumullah Aḥsan al-Jazāʾ.
According to my limited knowledge, this topic has never been written upon. As such, this work is a rare and intellectually beneficial gem amongst the annals of thousands of Ḥanafī fiqh works. While we can be sure that the authors of this paper will be rewarded immensely, we can be certain that Mufti Abrar (zīda faḍluhū) will be rewarded many times over as this work is a result of his tireless efforts and prudent guidance.
As for my relationship with the esteemed Mufti Abrar, I fear that my words may tarnish his lofty status. I say this only as an enumeration of Allah’s blessings upon me, that I have the great fortune of being his teacher. However, the truth is that he towers in worlds beyond me (mujh se badr-e-jahan fāʾiq hain). His various efforts spanning through the day and night, his disinclination from unnecessary matters, his taciturn nature, and his keenness on keeping students connected to knowledge and research are from those specific qualities he possesses that have elevated him and from which I am very far.
May Allah make this saʿāda (felicity) of mine through Mufti Ṣāhib a source of salvation for me, because in regard to my deficiencies and shortcomings, I am more than well aware (man ānam ke man dānam).
[Mawlana] Muhammad Abdullah Saleem
Dhul Ḥijja 23, 1444 – July 11, 2023