New Book from the Late Classical Period Project










Mahmud ibn Abd al-Rahman al-Isfahani (d. 749/1349) Tasdid al-Kawa‘id fi sharh Tajrid al-Aqaid, al-Sayyed al-Sharif al-Jurjani (d. 816/1413) Ḥāshiyat al-Tajrīd, Jurjani’s own commentary together with other notes, I-III 

Critical ed. Eşref Altaş, Muhammet Ali Koca, Salih Günaydın, Muhammed Yetim


The first volume and the review volume of al-Sayyed al-Sharif al-Jurjani’s (d. 816/1413) Ḥāshiyat al-Tajrīd, which was one of the textbooks of the Ottoman madrasas, were published. Besides this core text of the Hasiyah, notes of al-Jurjani himself and some other Ottoman scholars are also included in the critical edition.

In this critical edition,

a)       Naser al-Din al-Tusi’s (d. 672/1274) book about philosophical kalam Tajrid al-Aqaid,

b)      Ash‘ari kalam scholar and shafi‘I faqīh Abd al-Rahman al-Isfahani’s (d.749/1349) commentary on the above mentioned work named Tasdid al-Kawa‘id.

c)       Hanafi-Ash‘ari scholar al-Sayyed al-Sharif al-Jurjani’s (d. 816/1413) hashiya on the above mentioned commentary.

d)      Some notes on the latter hashiya of himself and some Ottoman scholars are also included.

This work was critically edited by Eşref Altaş, Muhammet Ali Koca, Salih Günaydın, Muhammed Yetim. Of the critical edition which was planned to be published in three volumes (I. volume: review, II. And III. Volumes: Arabic text) first two volumes have been published so far within the scope of ISAM Late Classical Period Project.

Tajrid al-Aqaid which as a classical kalam book effected the works after it and creates a tradition, has a special place for the history of Islamic education with all commantaries, hashiyas and taliks within this tradition. Among the early Tajrid literature the most famous text is al-Isfahani’s Tasdid al-Kawa‘id and among the hashiyas written on the latter book is Jurjani’s. The published work in your hands includes not only one volume of the two well edited Arabic text volumes but also a review volume consists of Arabic and Turkish texts about Tajrid literature. This precious work, which designed to be simple and understandable for the readers to understand the inter-relations of the four different layers of the text as well as the commentaries of the editors, is planned to be completed by publishing of the II. Volume of the Arabic text in a close future.


Ankara - Istanbul: ISAM Publications & TDV Publications, 2020


ISBN / Page

Paperback version:  

978-625-7069-57-1 (Tk.)

978-625-7069-58-8 (I. volume), 167 + 173 page

978-625-7069-59-5 (II. volume), 432 page

Prestige Version:

978-625-7069-45-8 (Tk.) 

978-625-7069-46-5 (I. volume), 167 + 173 page

978-625-7069-47-2 (II. volume), 432 page


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