Archive for March, 2017

On Imam Abu Hanifah being the Most Learned of his Time

On Imam Abu Hanifah being the Most Learned of his Time
by Shaykh Zafar Ahmad ‘Uthmani (d. 1974)

Translated by Shaykh Zameelur Rahman
Hafiz al-Sam‘ani said in al-Ansab under the biography of Imam Abu Hanifah:

He occupied himself in seeking knowledge, and he excelled therein until he…

31 Mar 12:00 PM 0 Read More...

On Imam Abu Hanifah being a Tabi‘i

On Imam Abu Hanifah being a Tabi‘i
 by Shaykh Zafar Ahmad ‘Uthmani (d. 1974)
Translated by Shaykh Zameelur Rahman

Know that the majority of hadith-scholars agree that a man becomes a Tabi‘i by merely having met a Sahabi and having seen him, and it is not a…

28 Mar 12:00 PM 0 Read More...

Are the Ash’aris the majority of the Ummah historically?

Q. Are the Ash’aris who are linked to the creed of Ahlus Sunna wal Jama’a as expounded by Imam Abul Hasan al-Ash’ari (d. 324 AH) the majority of the Ummah historically?

Answer:
The Ash’aris were always dominant and not a minority as claimed by the…

24 Mar 3:00 PM 0 Read More...

Regulations concerning prostrations for forgetfulness in Salah

Forgetfulness (Sahw) prostrations (sujud) are necessary (wajib) to perform for the omission of any of the essential (wajib) actions of the prayer if done inadvertently.  Sajda Sahw is thus optimally performed after one salam to the right at the end of the prayer (Salah). It consists of two prostrations  and…

17 Mar 1:00 PM 0 Read More...

Imam Abu Hanifa’s High Rank in Hadith: Reply to al-Albani et al

All praise is due to Allah, the Patron of the pious and the righteous. May the most complete and enduring prayers and blessings be upon the Messenger of guidance and the Imam of the pious who is sent as a mercy to the worlds, and upon his family, his companions…

10 Mar 2:00 PM 0 Read More...