The great Islamic scholar and researcher, Muhaqqiq Hilli
Compiled by: Syed Ali Shahbaz
On 23rd of the Islamic month of Jamadi as-Sani the great Islamic scholar and researcher, Shaikh Abu'l-Qasim Ja'far bin Hassan al-Hilli, who has earned lasting fame as Muhaqqiq Hilli, passed away. He was maternal uncle of the immortal scholar Allamah Hilli as well as his tutor. He wrote several books on Fiqh. The most important among them are: "ash-Shara'e", "al-Ma'arej", "al-Mu'tabar", "al-Mukhtasar an-Naf'e" etc. Muhaqqiq Hilli was a student of the students of great scholars such as Ibn Idris Hilli.
He is acknowledged as the greatest amongst the Fuqaha, and whenever the term "Muhaqqiq" is used, it refers to him alone. The great philosopher and mathematician, Khwaja Naseer odDin Tusi speaks highly of Muhaqqiq whom he met in Hilla, and attended his classes of Fiqh. Muhaqqiq Hilli's book "ash-Shara'e" is still a part of curriculum in most Islamic seminaries today in Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Bahrain, India, and Pakistan.