Did any Hanafis Tamper with a Narration in Sunan Abi Dawud?

Of the later pseudo-Salafis of this age, one late writer from Pakistan was the late Sultan Mahmud al-Jalalpuri (d. 1995) who claimed that some Hanafi Ulama from the Indian subcontinent made tahreef (distortion) of a narration found in the Sunan of Imam Abu Dawud (d. 275 AH), in…

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Al-'Usul (Islamic Legal Maxims) of Imam al-Karkhi (d. 340 AH)

The following is an English translation of a classical work on Islamic legal maxims known as Usul al-Karkhi by Imam Abul Hasan al-Karkhi (d. 340 AH) of Baghdad, Iraq.  The appreciation and understanding of these maxims is a requirement to truly extract the correct  judicial rulings from the…

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The Hanbali Position Of Placing The Hands Below The Navel in Salah

The following work by Dr. Hussain Ahmed is an investigation and verification of where the hands should be placed in Salah according to the dominant and dependable view of the Hanbali Madhhab, as well as the acceptable positions emanating from Imam Ahmed Ibn Hanbal (d. 241 AH). It is in…

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The Salaf’s Acceptance of Imam Abu Hanifah’s Rank and Knowledge

“He was the most learned of the people of his time. (kana a’lama ahli zamanihi)” – Makki ibn Ibrahim

“This is a man [Abu Hanifah] who has reached a [high] degree of knowledge, so if I did not stand for his knowledge, I stood for his age, and if I…

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Narrations on the Piety and Character of Imam Abu Hanifah

Imam Abu Hanifah, despite his mastery in the Islamic sciences, was recognised for his piety (taqwa), scrupulousness (wara’) and worship (‘ibadah). In the following I will quote a few excerpts from Imam al-Khatib al-Baghdadi’s biographical dictionary Tarikh Baghdad, omitting the chains and relaying the editor’s, Dr…

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