Introduction to Mukhtasar Al-Quduri

Mukhtasar Al-Quduri is a primer Fiqh text in the Hanafi school. Mukhtasar means abridged and Al-Quduri refers to the author. The author’s name is Abu Hasan Ahmad bin Muhammad bin Ahmed Al-Quduri. Al-Quduri is his nisba, there are three opinions on the origins of this name, either, 1) His occupation as a Pot Maker, 2) Area in Baghdad, 3) Area in Baghdad in which pots were made. He was born in 362 AH so a very early Hanafi scholar. Between him and Imam Muhammad ibn Hasan al-Shaybani there are four teachers. He was the head Faqih in Iraq at the time.