Great news for all non-Arab speaking Hanafi's in the West! The Muwatta of Imam Muhammad ibn Hasan al Shaybani has recently been translated into English with the introduction of Imam Abdal Hayy al Laknawi, plus a section on Jarh wa Ta'dil and a short biography of all the narrators found in the Asanid.
There are a number of other books in the pipeline which will aid the purity and strength of the Hanafi schools fiqhi positions and textual evidences.
Amongst them is the classic Hadith collection known as
Athar al Sunan by Imam Muhammad ibn Ali al Nimawi (student of the named Imam al Laknawi) - Contains many proofs for Tahara and Salah as utilised by the Hanafi school with graded classifications of the evidences (e.g. into Sahih, Hasan, da'eef etc). It also shows problems with evidences the Ahnaf reject. It seems that the actual follow up commentaries by Imam al Nimawi, known as: Ta'liq al Hasan and Ta'liq al Ta'liq are not going to be published. If this is the case then the actual reasons why the narrations have been classified can not be seen by the non-Arabic speaker!
Mukhtasar al Quduri by Imam Abul Hasan al Quduri (d. 428 AH) - a famous Hanafi fiqh primer
Talkhis (summary) on Imam al Tahawi's Sharh Ma'ani al Athar by Shaykh Ni'matullah al A'zami of India (This book contains many proofs used by the Hanafi school)
Qawa'id fi Ulum al Hadith by Shaykh Zafar Ahmed al Uthmani (d. 1974)
Qawa'id fi Ulum al Fiqh by Shaykh Habib Khayranwi (This book has a very good defence of Taqleed, as well as scholarly replys to: Ibn Qayyim al Jawziyya, Ibn Hazm, al Shawkani et al who attacked Taqleed in specific terms...)
Kitab al Athar - also by Imam Muhammad ibn Hasan al Shaybani (This book contains many narrations via Imam Abu Hanifa and the fuqaha of Kufa like Ibrahim al Nakha'i and his pupil: Hammad ibn Abi Sulayman)
Taqlid - a work by the south African Hanafi: Mufti Zubayr Bayat
See here for more info:
If any one wants a copy of the Muwatta, then go directly to the main UK distributor: www.azharacademy.com
I have a copy and it is well laid out, but unfortunately i have detected some minor typo's so far! Example, it says on the cover that Imam Muhammad was born in: 135 AH, but on the back cover it says: 132 AH (which is the most correct date)!
May Allah increase all Sunni's here with Ilm an-Naafi and I hope these works will help to dispel the hyperbolic myths disseminated by the pseudo-Salafi cult against the Sunni Madhhabs, most notably the dominant one in the history of Islam: Hanafiyya.