Classical scholars on following the Four Sunni Schools of law (Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi’i, Hanbali)

Here follows some quotes from classical scholars on the need to adhere (taqlid) to one of the Four Sunni Schools of law (Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi’i or Hanbali) for all those who have not reached the level of valid Ijtihad which is of the highest rank of true Islamic scholarship…

26 Jul 11:30 AM 0 Read More...

The Divine Attributes: Ahlus Sunnah vs. Mujassimah

The following introductory essay delineates the basic creedal differences between Ahlus Sunnah wa l-Jamā’ah and the contemporary Salafiyyah on the subject of the divine attributes. It further seeks to support the position of Ahlus Sunnah from the Qur’ān and the statements of the pious Salaf from the…

18 Jul 10:00 AM 0 Read More...

Have We Surpassed the Classical Scholars of Islām?

Have We Surpassed the Classical Scholars of Islām?
Translator’s Preface
The following is an excerpt from our abridged translation of Athar al-Hadīth al-Sharīf fī Ikhtilāf al-A’immah al-Fuqahā’. In this excerpt, the author addresses a misconception, which has plagued many academic…

22 Jun 1:00 PM 1 Read More...

Between Salafism and Traditionalism: The Case of Nasir al-Din al-Albani

Dr. Emad Hamdeh delivered an insightful lecture on the topic “Between Salafism and Traditionalism: The Case of Nasir al-Din al-Albani and His Detractors” on March 12, 2015, at the IIIT Headquarters in Herndon, VA.

Dr. Hamdeh is an adjunct professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies in Montclair, NJ…

19 Jun 3:00 PM 0 Read More...

"Salafi" scholars who authenticated al-Bayhaqi's narration for 20 rak'ats Taraweeh

Assalamu alaikum
With regard to the famous narrations for the validity of 20 Rak’ats of Taraweeh in Umar ibn al-Khattab’s (ra) time as recorded via one route in al-Sunan al-Kubra of Imam al-Bayhaqi and via another route in his Ma’rifatus Sunan, two contemporary…

01 Jun 3:00 PM 0 Read More...