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…

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"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…

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Answering The Claim That Imam Abu Hanifa Advocated 8 Rak'ats Taraweeh

The following treatise is a response to two bloggers known as Abu Khuzaimah Ansaari (alias – Imran Masoom[1]) and his colleague, Abu Hibban (alias – Kamran Malik), from Birmingham, England.[2]The duo put out a calamitous claim in the name of the great and truly accepted Salafi Imam of his…

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Salat al-Tarawih from I'la al Sunan of Sh. Zafar Ahmed Uthmani

The following is an English translation of the chapter regarding Salatul Tarawih as found in the 18 volume work known as I’la al-Sunan by Shaykh Zafar Ahmed al-Uthmani (d. 1974 CE).  It was translated by Shaykh Muntasir Zaman from the USA and uploaded here with his permission…

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Is Salatul Taraweeh 8 or 20 rak'ats in Ramadan?

The following treatise by Dr. Abul Hasan Hussain Ahmed is probably the most in-depth research and defence in English of the major proofs to establish the view that in the time of the Companions (Sahaba) they prayed 20 rak’ats of Salatul Taraweeh in congregation.  Hence, this is what…

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