Archive for July, 2017

Give It a Second Thought: Guidelines on How to Approach Seemingly Problematic Hadīth

Give It a Second Thought: Guidelines on How to Approach Seemingly Problematic Hadīth
By Muntasir Zaman
“The example of the intellect is sight free of defects and illnesses, and the example of the Qur’ān is the sun with rays spread-out. Hence, the seeker of guidance that dispenses…

26 Jul 12:00 PM 0 Read More...

On the Reward of Performing Two Sajdahs after the Witr Prayer Followed by the Recitation of “Subbūh Quddūs Rabb al-Malā’ikah wa al-Rūh” and Ayāt al-Kursī

On the Reward of Performing Two Sajdahs after the Witr Prayer Followed by the Recitation of “Subbūh Quddūs Rabb al-Malā’ikah wa al-Rūh” and Ayāt al-Kursī
By Ibrāhim ibn Muhammad al-Halabī
Translated by Muntasir Zaman
[Translator’s Preface: The following is…

19 Jul 9:30 AM 0 Read More...

A question on Muqbil ibn Hadi’s work against Imam Abu Hanifa

The following question was posted – HERE –

Shaykh Muqbil bin Hadi al-Wadi’i’ has written a 400 page book entitled “Nashr al-Sahifa fi Dhikr al-Sahih min Aqwal A’immat al-Jarh wa al-Ta`dil fi Abi Hanifa” which is jam-packed with criticism on Abu Hanifa from…

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

Book Review: Abū Bakr al-Bayhaqī’s al-Madkhal ilā ‘Ilm al-Sunan

Book Review: Abū Bakr al-Bayhaqī’s al-Madkhal ilā ‘Ilm al-Sunan
By Muntasir Zaman
[Al-Madkhal ilā ‘Ilm al-Sunan, by Abū Bakr al-Bayhaqī, 2016, 1st ed. Muhammad ‘Awwāmah, pp.969 + 94, vol.2, $35 (hardback), ISBN 978-9933-503-59-8]

 

Covering nearly one…

06 Jul 12:30 PM 1 Read More...

Fatwa on Taqlid and its detractors by the Islamic Fiqh Academy – Makka al-Mukarrama – 1987

The following is a crucial and highly welcomed Fatwa passed in the Holy city  of Makka al-Mukarrama in 1987 on the validity of following (taqlid) one of the Four Sunni Madhhabs (Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi’i and Hanbali) with regards to Islamic rulings, as well as a warning to those…

01 Jul 10:00 AM 1 Read More...