The Blazing Star in Defence of a Narration from Malik al-Dar

The following work by Dr. Abul Hasan Hussain Ahmed is a defence of the authenticity of the following narration:
It is related from Malik al-Dar,`Umar’s treasurer, that the people suffered a drought during the time of `Umar (his khilafah), whereupon a man came to the grave of…

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Akhbar al-Fuqaha Narration on Non Raf'ul Yadayn

This article by Shaykh Rayhan Jawaid examines a unique narration from the Akhbar al-Fuqaha of Imam Muhammad ibn Harith al-Khushani (D. 361AH) mentioning the abrogation of the raising of the hands in Salah after the initial Takbir (Tark Raf’ul Yadayn fis Salah) from the Sahabi – ‘Abdullah Ibn…

30 Oct 1:30 PM 2 Read More...

The Beginner’s Gift - Free Download of a Classical Fiqh Manual

Visitors to this website maybe aware of the classical Hanafi fiqh primer entitled The Beginner’s Gift which we published back in 2011, and were joined in the UK for its launch by Shaykh Yahya bin Muhammad al-Mulla of al-Ahsa (Saudi Arabia).
Though the book was published in…

21 Oct 2:30 PM 2 Read More...

Understanding Taqlid - by Mufti Muhammad Sajaad

This is the 2nd edition of a short work on what precisely  is Taqlid (following of qualified scholarship of the most highest rank) as explained on the basis of statements from the major sources of Islamic law (Shari’a) as well as a number of legal edicts (fatawa)  from a…

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How the Hanafi Madhhab spread through the Muslim lands

Shaykh Abdal Hayy al-Lucknawi (d. 1886 CE) mentioned the following anecdote from the 10th century scholar known as Shaykh Mahmūd b. Sulaymān al-Kafawī (d. 990 AH/1582 CE) as quoted from his Aʿlām al-Akhyār:
The knowledge of our eponym, Abū Hanīfa…

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