Khair al Deen Zarkali (d. 1410) records in his famed biographical work ‘Al-Alaam’ Volume 2:
Qazi Khan (000-592 H = 000-1196) Hassan bin Mansoor bin Abi al-Qasim Mahmood bin Abdul Aziz, Fakhr al-Deen, known as Qazi Khan al-Awzjandi al-Farghani.
Amongst the top Hanafi jurists, he authored: al-Fataway, in three volumes, al-Amali, al-Waqe’at, al-Muhadher, Sharh al-Ziadat, Sharh al-Jame’a al-Saghir in two volumes, Sharh adab al-Qagha lelkhusaf and etc.
(he was named) al-Awzjandi, attributed to Awzjand, (around Asfahan near Farghana).
The Hanafi work ‘Al Jawahir al Maziya fi Tabaqat al-Hanafiya’ by Yusuf Ibn Abi al-Wafa includes Qazi Khan amongst the Tabaqat (generations) of great Hanafi scholars.
Al-Hassan bin Mansoor bin Abi al-Qasim Mahmood bin Abdulaziz al-Awzjandi al-Farghani, the exalted Imam, known as Qazi Khan, the Imam Fakharuddin.
He attained knowledge under the pupillage of Imam ibn Ishaq Ibrahim bin Ismail bin Abi Nasr al-Safari al-Ansari, Imam Noor al-Deen Abi al-Hassan Ali bin Abdulaziz al-Merghinani, Nedham al-Deen Abi Ishaq Ibrahim bin Ali al-Merghinani and was also taught by Shams al-Aema Muhammad bin Abdulsatar al-Kurdi.
Abu al-Mahasin Mahmood al-Haseri Sheikh ul-Islam commented: ‘He is our master, the judge, the Imam, the teacher, the proud of nation, the pillar of the religion, the successor of the Salaf, the Mufti of the East, died on a Monday night on the 15th of Ramadhan in the year 592.’
(He was) buried near the seven judges, he wrote al-Fataway in four big volumes and Sharh al-Jame’a al-Saghir in two big volumes.
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Ibn Qatlubagha al-Hanafi in his book ‘Taj al-Tarajim fi Tabaqat al-Hanafiya’ collated information with regards to all Hanafi scholars. In the preface of the book he states:
“I saw in it (the book) written details set out under the biographies of the Hanafi Imams, so I liked to add to each (scholar’s) name.”
He has included Imam Qazi Khan amongst the great Hanafi scholars and appraises him as follows:
Al-Hassan bin Mansour bin Abi al-Qasim Mahmood bin Abdulaziz al-Awzjandi al-Farghani, known as Qazi Khan Fakhr al-Deen, he obtained knowledge under the pupillage of Abi Ishaq Ibrahim bin Ismail bin Abi Nasr al-Safari, Dhahir al-Deen abi al-Hassan Ali bin Abdulaziz al-Merghinabi and others.
He authorde al-Fatawey in four volumes, Sharh al-Jame’a al-Saghir, Sharh al-Ziadat, Sharh Adab al-Qadhi lelkhasaf.
Died at the mid night of Ramadhan, in the year 592.
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Allamah Ibn Emaad Hanbali recorded the following words in his authority work ‘Shadharat Al-Dahab’ Volume4 page 308
Imam Fakhr al-Deen Qazi Khan al-Hassan bin Mansur bin Mahmood bin Abdulaziz al-Awzjandi, (his teachers) Imam Dhahr al-Deen al-Merghinani, Ibrahim bin Ismail al-Saghar, he learnt jurisprudence from Shams al-A’imah al-Kurdi, he authored the books “al-Fatawi”, “Sharh al-jame’a al-Saghir”, that is what Kamal Pasha mentioned in his book ‘Tabaqat’.
Shadraat al-Dhahab fi Akhbaar min Dhahab, Volume 4, page 309
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Yusuf Alyan Sarkis in his popular biographical work ‘Mu’ajam al-Matbu’aat al-Arabiyah’ records about Imam Qazi Khan:
Qazi Khan (592) (Imam) Fakhr al-Deen Abu al-Mahasin al-Hassan bin Mansur abi al-Qasim Mahmood bin Abdulaziz al-Awzjandi al-Farghani al-Hanafi, known as Qazi Khan the author of ‘al-Fatawi’ which is very popular in his madhab.
He was an exalted Imam and a deep sea (of knowledge) diving deep in the precision meanings, he obtained knowledge from Imam Shams al-A’ema Muhammad bin Abdulsatar al-Kurdi, Hassan ibn Ali al-Merghinani, Burhan al-Deen al-Kabir bin Mara, Mahmood bin Abdulaziz al-Awzjandi the grand father of Qazi Khan and others.
His ‘Fatwa’ (written) in four volumes was authenticated by the majority of jurists.
In “Fatawa Qazi Khan” (Hanafi jurisprudence); most of the popular problems which are needed by the nation are mentioned, he arranged it on known chapters/books among the scholars.
(margin) 4 volumes published in Calcutta 1835 – 1251. published in the margin of ‘Fatwa al-Hindyah’ or al-Mekria (look at orangzeb). In the margin of Fatawa al-Sirajiah (look at al-Awshi al-Ferghani).
Mu’ajam al-Matbu’aat al-Arabiyah, Volume 2 pages 1487-1488
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Umar Raza Kahala records:
Al-Hassan Qazi Khan (000 – 592 H) (000 – 1196) al-Hassan bin Mansour bin Mhamood bin Abdulaziz al-Awzjandi al-Farghani al-Hanafi, knowm as Qazi Khan (Fakhr al-Deen, Abu al-Mafakher, Abu al-Mahasen) jurist “mujtahed” in (jurisprudence) problems.
Died in med of Ramadhan, from his pen: al-Fataw in four volumes, al-Muhader, Sharh Adab al-Qadhi of al-khasaf, Sharh al-Ziadat of al-shaybani, Sharh al-Jame’a al-Saghir of al-Shaybani in the ‘Furu’ of Hanafi jurisprudence.
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