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Tuḥfat al-ṭālib bi-naẓm ʾUṣūl ibn al-Ḥāǧib


Date of creation
  • 798   Hegirian
    1396   Gregorian
Preferred title

Tuḥfat al-ṭālib bi-naẓm ʾUṣūl ibn al-Ḥāǧib   Arabic  IDEO-IFAO transliteration scheme

تحفة الطالب بنظم أصول ابن الحاجب   Arabic  

Variant title work
  • Šarḥ al-Muḫtaṣar   Arabic  IDEO-IFAO transliteration scheme
  • Naẓm ʾUṣūl ibn al-Ḥāǧib   Arabic  IDEO-IFAO transliteration scheme
  • Naẓm Muntahā al-suʾl wa-l-ʾamal li-ibn al-Ḥāǧib   Arabic  IDEO-IFAO transliteration scheme
Work type Single work
Non-literary work Discursive work
Work manifested Early work
Work genre Textual work

Adult, serious


كان الباعث على نظم "مختصر ابن الحاجب" عدة أمور، منها: أوّلاً أنّه لم ينظمه أحد قبله على أهميته ودقته وكثرة جهود العلماء عليه، من التحشية والشرح وتخريج أحاديثه. ثانيًا: الحفظ. وقد اعتمد الجلال في نظمه لهذا "المختصر" الأصولي الصعب على دقّة فهمه له، وقوة تصوُّره لمباحثه، وسعة خياله ومعرفته بالخلاف الأصولي؛ فلم يكن حبيسًا لألفاظه، ولكنه تقيد بترتيبه ومباحثه واختياراته، ودلّ صنيعة هذا على مقدرته على النظم على وجه تعجب منه ناسخ الأصل لمّا أُملِيَ عليه. وكان همُّ الجلال فيه أن يسهِّله لحافظيه، وأن يوضّحه لقارئيه ومستمعيه؛ فاختار بحر الرجز لعذوبته، واسترسل في بعض المباحث؛ فطَوَّل وأوجز في أخرى؛ فلم يبسط وأجمل.


The incentive for the compilation of "Muḥtaṣar Ibn al-ẖijāb" included a number of matters: First, that no one before him (al-Jalāl) had organized it according to its importance and accuracy out of the many efforts of scholars towards it, such as annotation, explanation, and abstracting of its ḥadiṯs. Second: preservation. Al-Jalāl relied in his compilation of this difficult legislative summary on his accuracy in understanding it, the strength of his investigations' conception, the breadth of his imagination, and his knowledge of jurisprudential disagreement. He was not confined to his words, but he was bound by his organization, his investigations, his choices, and the craftsmanship of this indicated his ability to compose in a way that makes you admire his reproducing the original of what was dictated to him. The main concern of Jalāl was to make it easy for its memorizers, and to make it clear to his readership and listeners. So he chose Baẖr al-Razj for its pleasantness. He was unrestrained in a few of his investigations, lengthening some and being concise in others; He did not simplify and it is thus more beautiful.



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Created at 14-02-2020 by Mohamed Kamal (IDEO)

Updated at 24-03-2022 by Joshua Wainner (IDEO)

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