Archive for February, 2019

A scholar in the shadow: Book review on Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya by Ustadh Imran Iqbal

The following is a link to download or read the book review of “A scholar in the shadow: essays in the legal and theological thought of Ibn Qayyim al- Gawziyyah”, [edited by Caterina Bori and Livnat Holtzman, Rome, Istituto per l’Oriente C.A. Nallion di Roma, 2010, ix + 258…

09 Feb 2:05 PM 0 Read More...

The Taymiyyan Moment: Book review by Ustadh Imran Iqbal

The following is a link to download or read the book review of Dr. Ovamir Anjum’s work known as Politics, Law and Community in Islamic Thought: The Taymiyyan Moment, by Ustadh Imran Iqbal from London, UK.  Dr. Anjum has also translated into English Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya’s work…

08 Feb 4:05 PM 0 Read More...

Kitab al-Adhkar of al-Nawawi – copy owned by Sultan Abdal Hamid II, dated 770 AH

The following is an old manuscript copy of the well known hadith collection known as Kitab al-Adhkar 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…

07 Feb 11:43 AM 0 Read More...

Jami al Tirmidhi – Maknaz edition – certified by al Azhar University

The Maknaz edition of the famous  hadith collection known as al-Jami al-Tirmidhi is considered to be one of the best ever printed editions with meticulous attention to detail given when typesetting, and the minimisation of errors when producing the final edition from the manuscript(s) used.  The slideshow…

05 Feb 11:20 PM 0 Read More...

A beautiful Qur’an once owned by Sultan Abdal Hamid II – 1627 CE

This is a beautiful handwritten colour manuscript copy of the Holy Qur’an (mushaf) completed in the year 1627 CE.  It was once owned by the Ottoman Caliph, Sultan Abdal Hamid II.

Image from the said manuscript (see p. 618 0f the pdf in the download link):

Manuscript details and…

03 Feb 10:48 PM 0 Read More...