• 80 Books on Sunni Creed according to the Hanafi Madhhab

    80 Books on Sunni Creed according to the Hanafi Madhhab

    The following is a list of 80 works written by some well known scholars linked mainly to the Hanafi school of Islamic jurisprudence.  The list starts off with works ascribed to the great Imam Abu Hanifa himself and ends off with some titles from the last Islamic century.  The works were all written in Arabi...

  • On the Study of Comparative Fiqh (al-Fiqh al-Muqāran)

    On the Study of Comparative Fiqh (al-Fiqh al-Muqāran)

    On the Study of Comparative Fiqh (al-Fiqh al-Muqāran) By Dr. Salāh Abū al-Hājj Translated by Muntasir Zaman [The following is an abridged translation of Dr. Salāh Abū al-Hājj’s discussion on comparative Fiqh. The author describes three methods of studying the differences of the jurists. The third ...

  • A Study of Imām Muḥammad al-Shaybānī’s al-Ḥujjah ʿalā Ahl al-Madīnah

    A Study of Imām Muḥammad al-Shaybānī’s al-Ḥujjah ʿalā Ahl al-Madīnah

    A Study of Imām Muḥammad al-Shaybānī’s al-Ḥujjah ʿalā Ahl al-Madīnah By Dr. Nājī Lamīn Translated by Muntasir Zaman   [Translator’s note: the following excerpt explores the legal theory of Imām Muḥammad ibn al-Ḥasan al-Shaybānī (d. 189 AH), a pioneer of the Ḥanafī school ...

  • The Significance of the Month of Muharram and its Tenth day (Ashura)

    The Significance of the Month of Muharram and its Tenth day (Ashura)

    The following booklet is a short and precise discussion on the importance and significance of the Holy month of Muharram which is the first month in the Islamic calendar.  It was compiled by a senior Hadith specialist of Indian origin by the name of Shaykh Fazlur Rahman Azmi who currently resides in South Af...

  • A Timeless Tale of Erudition: al-Yūnīnī and his Proverbial Manuscript of Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī

    A Timeless Tale of Erudition: al-Yūnīnī and his Proverbial Manuscript of Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī

    A Timeless Tale of Erudition: al-Yūnīnī and his Proverbial Manuscript of Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī By Shaykh Muntasir Zaman While mapping out his genealogy of Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī, Ibn Ḥajar al-ʿAsqalānī (d. 852 AH) identifies nine routes of transmission from Muḥammad ibn Yūsuf al-Firabrī (...

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The Significance of the Month of Muharram and its Tenth day (Ashura)

The Significance of the Month of Muharram and its Tenth day (Ashura)

The following booklet is a short and precise discussion on the importance and significance of the Holy…

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