The Language of the Friday Khutbah - Mufti Taqi Usmani

The Friday khutbah is a condition (shart) for the validity of the Friday prayer. As such, the Friday prayer is not complete without it, Mufti Taqi Usmani gives the arguments that  the Friday Khutbah must be delivered in Arabic as has been done by the Sahaba and Pious predecessors…

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The Correct Meaning of the Statement “When a Hadīth Is Authentic, It Is My Opinion”

The following is an excerpt from our abridged translation of the masterpiece, Athar al-Hadīth al-Sharīf fī Ikhtilāf al-A’immah al-Fuqahā’, by the Syrian Hadīth scholar, the teacher of our teachers, Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwāmah. There were numerous requests for an…

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Imam Abu Hanifah and his connection to the Sahabi: Ibn Mas‘ūd (ra)

The following is a short treatise linking the Ḥanafī Madhab, one of the great schools of jurisprudence established during the time of the Salaf, to one of the great Companions of the Prophet ﷺ, ‘Abdullāh Ibn Mas‘ūd, and for the most part this treatise also serves as an answer…

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Imām Abū Hanīfa and The Statement of Imām al-Bukhārī “Some People Say”: Between Fact and Fiction

In recent times, there has been great confusion between two distinct concepts: Ikhtilāf [legitimate disagreement] and Khilāf [illegitimate disagreement]. Many misinformed people, for lack of Suhbah (companionship) of traditional scholars and spiritual guides, read the differences of the Salaf and misinterpreted their Ikhtilāf as Khilāf. Undoubtedly…

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The Four Rak'ats before the Isha prayer: An assessment of its legitimacy

In some of the books of Islamic jurisprudence (Fiqh) there is a mention of the performance of four rak’ats of Salah before the actual obligatory (Fard) four rak’ats of the Isha Salah. This specific number of rak’ats of Salah before the Isha has been designated as being…

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