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…

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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…

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Did as-Samarqandi say rafa yadain nullifies salah? (Irshad ul Haq Athari’s tahreef)

In his work Irshad al Haqq Athari in asserting that scholars of the four established schools of Islamic fiqh have gone to extremes in issues of furoo’ makes tahrif (distortion) in his translation of Imam Abu Layth as-Samarqandi’s statement. What Imam as-Samarqandi has clearly stated as a…

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Al-Laknawi on criticism of Imam Abu Hanifa

Here is translation of a section from the introduction of Shaykh Abdul Hayy al-Laknawi’s (d. 1304 AH) Ta’liq al-Mumajjad ‘ala Muwatta Muhammad:
“It is established in the principles [of the science of hadith] that obscure criticism is not acceptable, especially when it is about someone the…

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Ahmad Shakir: Criticism on Qadi Abu Yusuf is unjust

Renowned hadith scholar Shaykh Ahmad Shakir in annotations to a Hadith in his research on Musnad Ahmad defends the great jurist and the most prominent of the students of Imam Abu Hanifa, Imam Abu Yusuf al-Qadi, against criticism by some hadith scholars.

أبو يوسف القاضي : ثقة صدوق تكلموا فيه بغير حق ترجمه البخاري في ” الكبير ” 4 / 397 : 2 ، وقال : تركوه وقال في ” الضعفاء ” ص 38 : تركه يحيى وابن مهدي وغيرهما وترجمه الذهبي في ” الميزان ” 447 : 4 ، والحافظ في ” لسان الميزان ” 300…

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