Archive for January, 2017

A Call to Justice

A Call to Justice[1] By Salāh Abū ‘l-Hājj[2] Translated by Muntasir Zaman
 
All praise belongs to Allah. We praise Him, seek assistance from Him and ask of Him forgiveness and guidance. We send blessings on His chosen and noble Messenger, who was sent with…

27 Jan 1:00 PM 0 Read More...

Praying 2 Rak’at Sunnah of Fajr when the Jam’at is in Progress

1. Introduction
There is well known khilaf among the jurists (fuqaha) as to praying the two rak’at sunnah salah of fajr while the congregational obligatory salah has started.

Al-Shafi’i said that if the prescribed prayer has commenced he is not to offer the two rak’as inside…

20 Jan 1:00 PM 1 Read More...

Shaykh Awwama: Affirming “below the navel” addition in Ibn Abi Shaybah’s narration

3959- Waki’ – Musa bin ‘Umayr – ‘Alqamah bin Wa’il bin Hujr – his father (Wa’il bin Hujr) said: I saw the Prophet ﷺ, in salah he had his right hand over his left hand placed below the navel.
 
 Muhammad Awwamah: This chain of authorities is sahih and ‘Alqamah’s hearing…

14 Jan 1:00 PM 0 Read More...

Did as-Samarqandi say rafa yadain nullifies salah? (Irshad ul Haq Athari’s tahreef)

In his work Irshad al Haqq Athari in asserting that scholars of the four established schools of Islamic fiqh have gone to extremes in issues of furoo’ makes tahrif (distortion) in his translation of Imam Abu Layth as-Samarqandi’s statement. What Imam as-Samarqandi has clearly stated as a…

07 Jan 2:00 PM 0 Read More...

Al-Laknawi on criticism of Imam Abu Hanifa

Here is translation of a section from the introduction of Shaykh Abdul Hayy al-Laknawi’s (d. 1304 AH) Ta’liq al-Mumajjad ‘ala Muwatta Muhammad:
“It is established in the principles [of the science of hadith] that obscure criticism is not acceptable, especially when it is about someone the…

01 Jan 1:00 PM 0 Read More...