The Severity of Narrating Fabricated Reports in Praise of the Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace)

 ‘Allamah ‘Abd al-Hayy al-Laknawi (d. 1304 AH/1887 CE) stated in his Al-Athar al-Marfu’ah fi l-Akhbar al-Mawdu’ah, (pp.16-35):

Know that the fuqaha and the muhaddithun in their entirety have clarified in their books that it is prohibited to narrate, cite…

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Can men place their hands on the chest in Salah?

The following is an audio clip by Dr. Abul Hasan Hussain Ahmed summarising the issue of whether men may place their hands on the chest in Salah by means of an analysis of the main evidences used by certain  quarters in this age.  Not one of the famous 4 Imams…

31 Aug 8:00 PM 1 Read More...

An Explanation of the Principle, “Jarh is Given Precedence over Ta‘dīl”

The following piece is by one of the leading scholars of India in his time known as Shaykh Abdal Hayy al-Laknawi (d. 1304 AH).  It is with regard to a principle in the Science of Hadith (Ulum al-Hadith) dealing with the issue of when the Jarh (disparagement) on…

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Does Allah have a 'Shin'?

In this audio, Dr. Abul Hasan Hussain Ahmed spoke about a creedal point related to the unique Attributes of Allah subahana wa ta’ala.  It clarified if Allah has a specific attribute known as a “Saaq” which some people translate into English as a “Shin”, by looking at what some…

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The Sahaba, the Shi'a, and ibn Taymiyya

The following is an audio discourse from the lessons on al-Aqida al-Tahawiyya by Dr. Abul Hasan Hussain Ahmed.  It covered the issue of how to love and venerate the Companions (Sahaba) of Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam), as well as mentioning what the innovators from Shia…

21 Aug 11:30 AM 1 Read More...