A Brief Salah Manual: with some evidences and diagrams

The following is a small booklet on how to perform prayer with brief evidences accompanied by diagrams.  It also illustrates the difference in Salah between males and females as proven from some narrations.  It is a useful primer for children, new Muslims or as a refresher for adults also.  It…

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The Significance of the Month of Muharram and its Tenth day (Ashura)

The following booklet is a short and precise discussion on the importance and significance of the Holy month of Muharram which is the first month in the Islamic calendar.  It was compiled by a senior Hadith specialist of Indian origin by the name of Shaykh Fazlur Rahman Azmi who currently…

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A Timeless Tale of Erudition: al-Yūnīnī and his Proverbial Manuscript of Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī

A Timeless Tale of Erudition: al-Yūnīnī and his Proverbial Manuscript of Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī
By Shaykh Muntasir Zaman
While mapping out his genealogy of Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī, Ibn Ḥajar al-ʿAsqalānī (d. 852 AH) identifies nine routes of transmission from Muḥammad ibn Y…

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On the Manuscripts of Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī: Discrepancies and Disappearance of the Original Copy

On the Manuscripts of Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī: Discrepancies and Disappearance of the Original Copy
By ʿAbd al-Qādir Jalāl
Translated by Muntasir Zaman
Translator’s Preface

Orientalist studies on Ḥadīth were part of a broader investigation into Islamic history. Their criticism on the reliability of Ḥad…

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Why Imam al-Firabri: The student of Imam al-Bukhari and transmitter of his Sahih was trustworthy (thiqa)

WHY IMAM MUHAMMAD IBN YUSUF AL-FIRBARI: THE STUDENT OF IMAM AL-BUKHARI AND EMINENT TRANSMITTER OF HIS SAHIH WAS TRUSTWORTHY TO THE HADITH SCHOLARS
 

 In recent days some unrecognised Hadith critics have raised the notion with an ulterior motive to demean the status of Sahih al-Bukhari by…

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