ULUM, vol.4, no.2, pp.219-243, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
Abū Bakr al-Khaffāf is one of the Shāfi‘ī scholars who lived in the Iraqi region in the fourth/tenth century.
The region of Iraq became one of the important centers of attraction for the Shāfi‘ī madhhab in those times,
and leading jurists of the madhhab, particularly ‘Abū'l-‘Abbās Ibn Surayj and his students, began to appear
in this region. Being one of the centers of many theological and philosophical movements, the Iraqi region
left an impact on the thoughts of the early Iraqi Shāfi‘īs. An important indication of this is Abū Bakr alKhaffāf, about whom there is little information in both classical and modern sources. In the introduction of
his concise work titled al-Aqsām wa-l-khiṣāl in the field of fiqh, he briefly addresses the main issues of fiqh.
Al-Khaffāf's inclusion of fiqh methodology in this particular work is noteworthy in that it reflects the theological perspective that was popular among Shāfi‘ī scholars of his time, as well as providing important data
on the development of Shāfi‘ī fiqh method after Shāfi‘ī. This study aims not only to show this impact and
but also to introduce this Shāfi‘ī jurist and his methodical thought, neglected in both classical and modern