Archive for January, 2019

Forty Hadiths of Imam al-Nawawi (al-Arba’in al-Nawawiyya)

 The following is a well known hadith collection by the famous Sunni scholar known as Imam Abu Zakariyya Yahya al-Nawawi (d. 676 AH).  He was a prolific scholar who excelled in promulgating the Shafi’i school of Islamic jurisprudence (Madhhab) and his Aqida (creed) was in line with the…

13 Jan 7:50 PM 0 Read More...

8 Volume Arabic-English Lane’s Lexicon

The Arabic–English Lexicon is an Arabic-English dictionary complied by Edward William Lane (died 1876). It was published in eight volumes during the second half of the 19th century. It consists of Arabic words defined and explained in the English language. But Lane does not use his own knowledge…

10 Jan 10:25 PM 0 Read More...

Raising the hands in Salah – another reply to Zubair Ali Za’i

This is another work by Faysal Khan (of Pakistan) in defence of the evidences used to substantiate the practice of non-raf’ul yadayn (not raising the hands) in Salah (namaz) after the initial Takbir of Salah as advocated by the Hanafi and Maliki schools of Sunni Islamic Law. In…

08 Jan 7:10 PM 0 Read More...

The Holy Qur’an – [Fahd edition] scribed by Ustadh Uthman Taha

This is the digital edition of the Malik Fahd print of the Holy Qur’an published in Madina al-Munawwara. Millions of copies of this edition have been distributed worldwide for free. The details of the calligrapher are as follows:
Uthman ibn Abduh ibn Husayn ibn Taha (or Uthman Taha…

06 Jan 8:51 PM 1 Read More...

Kashf al Rayn – on Raising the hands in Salah – by Imam Muhammad Hashim al Sindi (d. 1174 AH)

Kashf al Rayn fi mas’ala Raf’ul Yadayn is a work verifying the Hanafi and Maliki schools’ stance; that the hands should not be raised after the initial takbir of Salah, meaning, no raising of the hands in the other stages of Salah.  It was written by the great…

03 Jan 6:30 PM 0 Read More...