Kitab al-Adhkar of al-Nawawi - copy owned by Sultan Abdal Hamid II, dated 770 AH

The following is an old manuscript copy of the well known hadith collection known as Kitab al-Adhkar by the famous Sunni scholar known as Imam Abu Zakariyya Yahya al-Nawawi (d. 676 AH).  He was a prolific scholar who excelled in promulgating the Shafi’i school of Islamic jurisprudence…

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Jami al Tirmidhi - Maknaz edition - certified by al Azhar University

The Maknaz edition of the famous  hadith collection known as al-Jami al-Tirmidhi is considered to be one of the best ever printed editions with meticulous attention to detail given when typesetting, and the minimisation of errors when producing the final edition from the manuscript(s) used.  The slideshow…

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Sunan an-Nasa'i - Maknaz edition - certified by al Azhar University

The Maknaz edition of the famous  hadith collection known as Sunan an-Nasa’i is considered to be one of the best ever printed editions with meticulous attention to detail given when typesetting, and the minimisation of errors when producing the final edition from the manuscript(s) used.  The image…

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Signs before the Day of Judgement - Ibn Kathir (d. 774 AH)

The following work is a selection of narrations compiled by the well known 8th century Islamic scholar, Imam Imadud-Din Ibn Kathir, on the Signs before the Day of Judgement.  He belonged to the Shafi’i Madhhab and was also a Professor of Hadith at the famous Dar al-Hadith…

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Sahih al-Bukhari: Beautiful manuscript owned by Sultan Abdal Hamid II

The following is a link to download a beautifully handwritten copy of the most authoritative book of hadith in Sunni Islam, namely, the Jami al-Sahih of Imam Muhammad ibn Isma’il al-Bukhari (d. 256 AH).  It was owned by the Ottoman Sunni Caliph known as Sultan Abdal Hamid…

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