Burhan al-Din Ali al-Marghinani
|Born||8 Rajab 511 AH|
|Died||14 Dhu'l-Hijjah 593 AH|
|Era||Islamic Golden Age|
|Main interest(s)||Fiqh, Islamic History|
|Patronymic (Nasab)||Ibn Abī Bakr ibn ‘Abd al-Jalīl|
Burhān al-Dīn Abu’l-Ḥasan ‘Alī bin Abī Bakr bin ‘Abd al-Jalīl al-Farghānī al-Marghīnānī (Arabic: برهان الدين المرغيناني) was an Islamic scholar of the Hanafi school of jurisprudence. He was born in Marghinan near Farghana in 530/1135 (in present day Uzbekistan) He died in 593/1197. He is best known as the author of al-Hidayah, which is considered to be one of the most influential compendia of Hanafi jurisprudence (fiqh).
Al-Marghanini performed the Hajj and visited Medina in the year 544 AH. He died on the 14th of Dhu'l-Hijjah in the year 593 AH one report indicates 596 AH and was buried in Samarqand.
Al-Marghinani works (some extant and others known only from literary references) include:
Al-Marghinani's most important teachers were: