Archive for February, 2019

Course: An Introduction to the Science of Hadith

Upcoming course with Dr. Abul Hasan Hussain Ahmed:

What students have said about our courses in the past:
 
“Alhumdulillah, the course was excellent, just as expected. It was very beneficial for me as i am already studying science of hadeeth at madrasah. I speak for a number of people…

17 Feb 8:32 PM 0 Read More...

An exquisite Qur’an once owned by Sultan Abdal Hamid II

This is a beautiful handwritten colour manuscript copy of the Holy Qur’an (mushaf) completed in the year 1896 CE.  It was once owned by the Ottoman Caliph, Sultan Abdal Hamid II.
An image from the opening page of this copy of the mushaf:

Manuscript details and source:

 

Koran…

15 Feb 11:31 PM 0 Read More...

Islamic Mysticism and Abu Tālib al-Makkī : Review by Ustadh Imran Iqbal

The following is a link to download or read the review by Ustadh Imran Iqbal on the book entitled – Islamic Mysticism and Abu Tālib al-Makkī (d. 386 AH): The Role of the Heart by Saeko Yazaki. (London: Routledge, 2013, pp. xiv+196).

A biography of the reviewer:
Imran…

13 Feb 11:49 PM 0 Read More...

Just Wars, Holy Wars and Jihads: Book review by Ustadh Imran Iqbal

The following is a link to download or read the review by Ustadh Imran Iqbal on the book: Just Wars, Holy Wars and Jihads: Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Encounters and Exchanges, edited by Sohail H. Hashmi, New York, Oxford University Press, 2012, xvi + 434
A biography of the reviewer:
Imran…

12 Feb 10:56 PM 0 Read More...

Islam and the Problem of Black Suffering: Book review by Ustadh Imran Iqbal

The following is a link to download or read the review by Ustadh Imran Iqbal on the book:  Islam and the Problem of Black Suffering by Dr. Sherman Abdal Hakim Jackson, [2009, New York: Oxford University Press, 232 pp].  The background to the author can be seen by clicking on…

11 Feb 11:31 PM 5 Read More...