Posts Tagged ‘Hadeeth’

A Reply to the Essay, “Perspective on Trimming/Shaving beard”

Bismillāhir Rahmānir Rahīm

In the following, we will address a 9-page essay authored by Sheikh Hategekimana Hassan of Botswana called, “Perspective on Trimming/Shaving beard.”[1] Sheikh Hategekimana attempts to show that growing the beard is not a precept of religion or Sharī‘ah, but merely…

17 May 6:14 PM 1 Read More...

Chronological List of Prominent Hadīth Scholars

The importance of knowing the dates of birth/death of the scholars cannot be stressed enough, for it holds a high status in Islāmic knowledge in general and in the science of Hadīth in particular. Thus, Imām ‘Alī ibn al-Madīnī mentions, “Comprehension of the meaning…

16 Apr 10:00 AM 0 Read More...

The Status of Imam Abu Hanifah in the Science of Hadith

Translator’s Preface
The following is a brief, yet comprehensive, explanation of the rank of Imām Abū Hanīfah in the science of Hadīth. As was mentioned earlier, this is an excerpt from the previous section of our abridged translation of Athar al-Hadīth al-Sharīf…

02 Nov 9:00 PM 0 Read More...

Who are the Ahlus Sunnah wal Jama’ah?

The following is a short and succinct audio on who are the Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jama’ah in reality.  It is in effect a clarification of what is the Saved sect (firqatun-najiyya) out of the 73 sects that this Umma has divided into.  It is from the lectures on…

10 Sep 1:00 PM 1 Read More...

Hadith Literature: Its Origin, Development and Special Features

The ‘hadith’, the sayings attributed to the Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam), form a sacred literature which for the Muslims ranks second in importance only to the Qur’an itself. As a source of law, ethics and doctrine, the vast corpus of ‘hadith’ continue to exercise decisive influence. Islamic…

21 Apr 3:00 PM 0 Read More...