Praying 2 Rak‘āts Fajr Sunnah before Sunrise [after Farḍh]

باب قضاء ركعتي الفجر قبل طلوع الشمس
Chapter on making up (Qaḍhā’) the 2 Rak‘āts [Sunnah] of Fajr
before the rising of the sun

‘Allāmah Muḥammad ibn ‘Alī al-Nīmawī [d. 1322 A.H] رحمه الله
 

Translator’s preface

The following is an excerpt translated from the footnotes of Āthār al-Sunan…

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Authenticity of a du'a at iftar time

Is the following du’a (supplication) said at the breaking of the fast (iftar) weak (da’eef) or not and can one act upon it?
اللَهُمَّ لك صُمْتُ، وعلى رِزْقِكَ أفْطَرْتُ
Answer:

The authenticity of the iftar du’a as in Sunan Abi Dawud and elsewhere may be determined as follows:

Sanad (chain of transmission) and…

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Difference of Approach in Dealing with Apparently Conflicting Aspects of the Sunnah

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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What is a Madhhab? Why is it necessary to follow one?

The word madhhab is derived from an Arabic word meaning “to go” or “to take as a way”, and refers to a mujtahid’s choice in regard to a number of interpretive possibilities in deriving the rule of Allah from the primary texts of the Qur’an and hadith on…

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Weak narrations in Kitab al Tawhid of Ibn Abdal Wahhab

Some Examples of Hadith Graded Weak by Nasir Al-Din Al-Albani as Found in the Pseudo-Salafi Aqida Text Kitab Al-Tawhid of Muhammad ibn Abdal Wahhab
 
I quote from the introduction of The Prophet’s Prayer Described of ‘Shaykh’ al-Albani,

” … this is because I hold that…

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