Archive for September, 2017

How the Hanafi Madhhab spread through the Muslim lands

Shaykh Abdal Hayy al-Lucknawi (d. 1886 CE) mentioned the following anecdote from the 10th century scholar known as Shaykh Mahmūd b. Sulaymān al-Kafawī (d. 990 AH/1582 CE) as quoted from his Aʿlām al-Akhyār:
The knowledge of our eponym, Abū Hanīfa…

29 Sep 2:01 PM 0 Read More...

The Differences in the Description of Prayer between the Salafī Scholars

Introduction

 For quite a while, very deceiving tactics have been utilised by the non-Madhhabīs (also known as Salafiyyah) over the past few decades to lure people into their sect. The most prominent of these tactics is to have the unsuspecting public thinking that having differences of opinion in…

25 Sep 9:30 PM 1 Read More...

The Isnād System: An Unbroken Link to The Prophet

The Isnād System: An Unbroken Link to The Prophet
By Shaykh Muntasir Zaman
Pause for a moment, and ask yourself: what are the greatest accomplishments of the Muslim civilization? At first thought, a number of things will probably come to mind, ranging from mathematics to medicine to architecture—perhaps…

20 Sep 9:10 AM 0 Read More...

The Jewel of The Theologians in Light of The Islamic Creed

I was forwarded this relatively short work originally compiled in Arabic by the late Syrian Shaykh, Tahir al Jazairi (d. 1920), entitled Al-Jawahir al Kalamiyyah fi Idah al-Aqidah al-Islamiyya, with its subsequent English translation entitled The Jewel of The Theologians in Light of The Islamic Creed.  The…

13 Sep 7:00 PM 0 Read More...