The Isnād System: An Unbroken Link to The Prophet

The Isnād System: An Unbroken Link to The Prophet
By Shaykh Muntasir Zaman
Pause for a moment, and ask yourself: what are the greatest accomplishments of the Muslim civilization? At first thought, a number of things will probably come to mind, ranging from mathematics to medicine to architecture—perhaps…

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Should men place the hands on the chest in Salah?

This is a  section from al-I’lam bi-takbir al-musalli bi makan wad’il yadayn ba’d takbiratul ihram by the Saudi based writer known as  Khalid al-Shaya  – [a student of the late Saudi Mufti – Abdal Aziz ibn Baz (d. 1999 CE) and the late Yemeni writer…

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Imam al Tahawi on Performing Farḍh behind someone praying Nafl

Translator’s preface

The following is an excerpt translated from the chapter: ‘A person performing Farḍh (obligatory prayer) behind one praying Nafl (supererogatory prayer)’, of Imām Abū Ja‘far al-Ṭaḥāwī’s[1] masterpiece; Sharḥ Ma‘ānī ‘l-Āthār[2]. This is also the opinion upheld…

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Ḥadīth regarding al-Ḥajar 'l-Aswad

The black stone (al-Ḥajar ‘l-Aswad) has many virtues, one of them is the ability to clear your sins (by Allāh’s leave) when you kiss or touch it, Imām al-Tirmidhī has related in his Jāmi‘ (877):
حدثنا قتيبة حدثنا جرير عن عطاء بن السائب عن سعيد بن جبير عن ابن عباس قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم
 
نزل الحجر الأسود من الجنة وهو أشد بياضا من اللبن فسودته خطايا بني آدم قال وفي الباب عن عبد الله بن عمرو وأبي هريرة قال أبو عيسى حديث ابن عباس حديث حسن صحيح
(Imām al-Tirmidhī says) Qutaybah related to…

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Imam al-Ṭaḥāwī on combining two prayers

Jamʾ Bayn ‘l-Ṣalātayn
Combining Two Prayers
 
Ḥujjat ‘l-Islām Imām Abū Jaʾfar al-Ṭaḥāwī رحمه الله [d. 321 AH]  
Translated by Abu Humayd
Preface by Shaykh Dr. Abul Hasan Hussain Ahmed
 

Praise be to Allah that is due from all grateful believers, a fullness of…

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