The Preservation of the Ḥadīth Literature

The Preservation of the Ḥadīth Literature
By Shaykh Muntasir Zaman
“Marks of ink on one’s mouth and clothes are emblems of honor.”[1] – Ibrāhīm al-Nakha‘ī
Introduction

How has the Islamic civilization maintained the rich literary heritage of Ḥadīth developed by early Muslim scholars? What…

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On the Retention of the Companions

On the Retention of the Companions
By Shaykh Muntasir Zaman
To evaluate the reliability of a narrator, Ḥadīth scholars examined two integral characteristics: probity (ʿadālah) and retention (ḍabṭ).[1] After studying the probity of the Companions (Allah be pleased with them), a person is left with the following…

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Significance of the First Ten Days of Dhu'l Hijja‏

Significance of the First Ten Days of Dhu’l Hijja‏
Article by Shaykh Dr. Abul Hasan Hussain Ahmed
 

Once again a period of divine blessings has entered upon us with the opportunity to reap rewards, forgiveness and spiritual elevation. Dhu’l Hijjah is the twelfth month in the Islamic…

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Forty Hadiths on Marriage: by Imam Ali al-Qari (d. 1014 AH)

This is an English translation of 40 hadiths on the value and significance of  Marriage in Islam by the leading Imam of his age, Ali al-Qari al-Hanafi (d. 1014 AH).  Its Arabic title is Raf al-Junah wa Khafd al-Janah bi-Arba’in hadithan fi bab al…

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Have We Surpassed the Classical Scholars of Islām?

Have We Surpassed the Classical Scholars of Islām?
Translator’s Preface
The following is an excerpt from our abridged translation of Athar al-Hadīth al-Sharīf fī Ikhtilāf al-A’immah al-Fuqahā’. In this excerpt, the author addresses a misconception, which has plagued many academic…

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