In Mirqatul Mafatih, Mulla ‘Ali Al Qari (rahimahullah) sometimes quotes from ‘Sharhus Sunnah.’ Who is the author of the book Sharhus Sunnah?
The author of the Hadith book ‘Sharhus Sunnah’ is ‘Allamah Abu Muhammad Husayn ibn Mas’ud Al Baghawi (rahimahullah). ‘Allamah Baghawi (rahimahullah) is also famous for his book ‘Masabihus Sunnah’ [Mishkatul Masabih is based on this book] and his book on Tafsir, ‘Ma’alimut Tanzil.’
He passed away in the month of Shawwal in the year 516 A.H.
(Siyaru A’alamin Nubala, vol. 19 pg. 439-443)
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