Archive for April, 2017

Hadith Literature: Its Origin, Development and Special Features

The ‘hadith’, the sayings attributed to the Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam), form a sacred literature which for the Muslims ranks second in importance only to the Qur’an itself. As a source of law, ethics and doctrine, the vast corpus of ‘hadith’ continue to exercise decisive influence. Islamic…

21 Apr 3:00 PM 0 Read More...

The Sources of Fiqh – A General survey by Professor Ahmad Hasan

The following is a short article detailing the Sources of Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) by the late Professor Ahmad Hasan.    The late Professor was the first person to translate the famous hadith collection known as Sunan Abi Dawud into English in 3 volumes.

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17 Apr 12:45 PM 0 Read More...

Live Hadith course: Nukhbat al-Fikar of Imam ibn Hajar

Imam ibn Hajar al-Asqalani’s Nukhbatul Fikr is a primary text that is commonly used to introduce an individual to the Science of Hadith (Ulum al-Hadith) and the major terminology (Mustalah) associated with it. In effect it is a summary of the larger works preceding his time on…

11 Apr 9:25 AM 0 Read More...

Al-Aqida al-Tahawiyya: English commentary

The following work is a beneficial translation and short commentary of the classical treatise on Sunni beliefs (aqida) known as al-Aqida al-Tahawiyya.  An audio commentary by Dr. Abul Hasan Hussain Ahmed can also  be purchased from the following link:
Aqida Tahawiyya CD set
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Whilst teaching al-ʿAqīda…

10 Apr 1:00 PM 0 Read More...