When Is a Hadith Suitable for Practice?

The following is an excerpt from our abridged translation of the masterpiece, Athar al-Hadīth al-Sharīf fī Ikhtilāf al-A’immah al-Fuqahā’, by the Syrian Hadīth scholar, the teacher of our teachers, Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwāmah. There were numerous requests for an abridged translation…

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Praying 2 Rak’at Sunnah of Fajr when the Jam’at is in Progress

1. Introduction
There is well known khilaf among the jurists (fuqaha) as to praying the two rak’at sunnah salah of fajr while the congregational obligatory salah has started.

Al-Shafi’i said that if the prescribed prayer has commenced he is not to offer the two rak’as inside…

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Shaykh Awwama: Affirming “below the navel” addition in Ibn Abi Shaybah’s narration

3959- Waki’ – Musa bin ‘Umayr – ‘Alqamah bin Wa’il bin Hujr – his father (Wa’il bin Hujr) said: I saw the Prophet ﷺ, in salah he had his right hand over his left hand placed below the navel.
 
 Muhammad Awwamah: This chain of authorities is sahih and ‘Alqamah’s hearing…

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Did as-Samarqandi say rafa yadain nullifies salah? (Irshad ul Haq Athari’s tahreef)

In his work Irshad al Haqq Athari in asserting that scholars of the four established schools of Islamic fiqh have gone to extremes in issues of furoo’ makes tahrif (distortion) in his translation of Imam Abu Layth as-Samarqandi’s statement. What Imam as-Samarqandi has clearly stated as a…

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Hadīth Literature: Its Development and Preservation

Hadīth Literature: Its Development and Preservation
By Shaykh Muntasir Zaman
 

 
At this moment, a person can effortlessly search for a hadith of his choice as he has at his disposal a plethora of literature to consult. From strictly authentic hadiths, to hadiths on legal injunctions, to even…

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