After the author's death, al-Mukhtasar became the standard text for primary Hanafi legal studies in the Fertile Crescent and beyond. The advantage later texts possessed, having analysed evolving Hanafi law authorship in hindsight, was still not enough to replace al-Quduri's manual as the standard text. One hundred years later, `Ala' 'l-Din Abu Bakr Muhammad bin Ahmad al-Samarqandi (1144/539 A.H.), despite being based in what is now known as Uzbekistan - far removed from Baghdad - admitted that this book was the standard for [aspiring] jurists. This alone is proof of the manual's widespread acceptance within a relatively very short period. To this day, Mukhtasar 'l-Quduri remains the first step in Hanafi legal studies in many Islamic institutions across the world.
Introduced, translated and footnoted by Ismail Ibrahim.