Archive for May, 2017

Placing the Hands Below the Navel in Salah

The following is the translation of some of the evidences and discussion for placing the hands below the navel in Salah (prayer) as detailed in the 18 volume Arabic work known as I’la al-Sunan by Shaykh Zafar Ahmed Uthmani (d. 1974 CE).  It also addresses some evidences used…

29 May 10:00 PM 0 Read More...

Tafsir al-Jalalayn: Qur’anic commentary by al-Suyuti and al-Mahalli

Tafsir Al-Jalalayn is one of the most significant tafsirs, or commentaries, for the study of the Quran. Composed by two “Jalals”- Jalal al-Din al-Mahalli (d. 1459CE) and Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti (d. 1505CE), Tafsir Al-Jalalayn is generally regarded as one of the most easily accessible…

28 May 12:30 PM 0 Read More...

Studies in Hadith methodology and literature

This book discusses the methodology and literature of ahadith. It is divided into 2 parts, part 1 deals with the methodology of the hadith, and the second part discusses the literature, introducing the  principal books, as well as others which had great significance and represent a stage in the compilation…

22 May 9:30 PM 0 Read More...

The obligation of adhering to a single Madhhab in all its rulings

The following is an academically written article on the issue of whether the lay Muslim is obliged to adhere to the rulings of any of the Four Sunni Madhhabs (Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi’i and Hanbali) in all of its rulings (ahkam) or not.  It was written by Shaykh Zameelur Rahman…

19 May 11:30 AM 0 Read More...

Sunan ibn Majah – Maknaz edition – certified by al Azhar University

The Maknaz edition of the famous  hadith collection known as the Sunan of Imam Ibn Majah  (d. 273 AH)  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…

15 May 1:00 AM 0 Read More...