Archive for April, 2017

What is a Madhhab? Why is it necessary to follow one?

The word madhhab is derived from an Arabic word meaning “to go” or “to take as a way”, and refers to a mujtahid’s choice in regard to a number of interpretive possibilities in deriving the rule of Allah from the primary texts of the Qur’an and hadith on…

18 Apr 11:00 AM 0 Read More...

Clarifying the Maxim: Our Madhhab is Correct and Possibly Incorrect

Clarifying the Maxim: Our Madhhab is Correct and Possibly Incorrect While the Madhhab of Others is Incorrect and Possibly Correct.
By Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwāmah[1] Translated by Muntasir Zaman
Objection: The following maxim is often quoted in the books of Fiqh: Our madhhab is correct and possibly incorrect while…

14 Apr 6:00 PM 0 Read More...

Laying the Foundation: A Historical Analysis of Kūfah’s Academic Development

Translator’s Preface
The profound influence ones environment has in shaping his personality, worldview, and knowledge is a universally accepted fact. It is as the age-old proverb goes, “Tell me the company you keep, and I will tell you who you are.” As such, to appreciate the early Muslim…

09 Apr 2:00 PM 0 Read More...

Chronological List of Prominent Hanafi Jurists – English

Chronological List of Prominent Hanafi Jurists
The importance of knowing the dates of birth/death of the scholars cannot be stressed enough. For one, it saves a researcher from obvious blunders and inaccurate referencing. Many a times, several scholars or books share the same name but are from entirely different…

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

Simple Words That Produced Great Men

Translator’s Preface
“Your handwriting resembles that of the hadith scholars,” said al-Birzālī. These words resonated well with Muhammad ibn Ahmad such that it instilled within him the desire to pursue the science of hadith. [1] He went on to author countless works, assume lofty academic positions, and…

01 Apr 2:00 PM 0 Read More...