Laying the Foundation: A Historical Analysis of Kūfah’s Academic Development

Translator’s Preface
The profound influence ones environment has in shaping his personality, worldview, and knowledge is a universally accepted fact. It is as the age-old proverb goes, “Tell me the company you keep, and I will tell you who you are.” As such, to appreciate the early Muslim…

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Weak narrations in Kitab al Tawhid of Ibn Abdal Wahhab

Some Examples of Hadith Graded Weak by Nasir Al-Din Al-Albani as Found in the Pseudo-Salafi Aqida Text Kitab Al-Tawhid of Muhammad ibn Abdal Wahhab
 
I quote from the introduction of The Prophet’s Prayer Described of ‘Shaykh’ al-Albani,

” … this is because I hold that…

18 Mar 11:30 AM 3 Read More...

Ta'wil of 'Saaq' from Ibn Abbas

This article by Shaykh Dr. Abul Hasan Hussain Ahmed explores what the word “Shin” (Saaq in arabic) refers to in the following Qur’anic verse –

“On a day when shin shall be exposed, they shall be ordered to prostrate, but be unable” (Qur’an 68:42)

It shows that the…

01 Mar 7:00 PM 3 Read More...

The Edict of Sultan Muhammad Ibn Qalawun Regarding Ibn Taymiyyah

This is a translation of the Edict of the honorable Sultan Nasir al-Dunya wa Deen, Muhammad Ibn Qalawun. It was read over the minbar of Masjid Jami’ Dimashq on Friday, in the year 705H:
Bismillah al-Rahman Al-Raheem. Alhamdulillah, Who is clear of having a thing or one…

01 Mar 10:00 AM 2 Read More...

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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