Archive for January, 2017

Signs before the Day of Judgement – Ibn Kathir (d. 774 AH)

The following work is a selection of narrations compiled by the well known 8th century Islamic scholar, Imam Imadud-Din Ibn Kathir, on the Signs before the Day of Judgement.  He belonged to the Shafi’i Madhhab and was also a Professor of Hadith at the famous Dar al-Hadith…

30 Jan 11:13 PM 0 Read More...

A beautiful Qur’an once owned by Sultan Abdal Hamid II – dated 1623 CE

This is a beautiful handwritten colour manuscript copy of the Holy Qur’an (mushaf) completed in the year1623 CE.  It was once owned by the Ottoman Caliph, Sultan Abdal Hamid II.

Manuscript details:

Koran : manuscript, [1623].
القرآن : manuscript، [1623].

Other Authors:
Abdülhamid II, Sultan of the Turks, 1842-1918,

Language…

26 Jan 6:38 PM 0 Read More...

Qur’an recital by Qari Abdul Basit – audio files with English translation

The following are links to hear the Holy Qur’an recited by the world famous late Egyptian Qari – Abdul Basit Abdus Samad with English translation based on the edition of Muhammad Marmaduke Pickthall, read by Naeem Sultan. This recording was extremely popular to the English speaking world through out the…

25 Jan 8:12 PM 6 Read More...

Sahih al-Bukhari: Beautiful manuscript owned by Sultan Abdal Hamid II

The following is a link to download a beautifully handwritten copy of the most authoritative book of hadith in Sunni Islam, namely, the Jami al-Sahih of Imam Muhammad ibn Isma’il al-Bukhari (d. 256 AH).  It was owned by the Ottoman Sunni Caliph known as Sultan Abdal Hamid…

25 Jan 12:03 AM 1 Read More...

Forty Hadiths on Marriage: by Imam Ali al-Qari (d. 1014 AH)

This is an English translation of 40 hadiths on the value and significance of  Marriage in Islam by the leading Imam of his age, Ali al-Qari al-Hanafi (d. 1014 AH).  Its Arabic title is Raf al-Junah wa Khafd al-Janah bi-Arba’in hadithan fi bab al…

23 Jan 11:11 PM 0 Read More...