Archive for March, 2019

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 1 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 1 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...