Posts Tagged ‘hadith’

Is the Authenticity of a Hadīth Sufficient to Practice upon it?

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…

30 Oct 2:00 PM 0 Read More...

A Brief Salah Manual: with some evidences and diagrams

The following is a small booklet on how to perform prayer with brief evidences accompanied by diagrams.  It also illustrates the difference in Salah between males and females as proven from some narrations.  It is a useful primer for children, new Muslims or as a refresher for adults also.  It…

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A Timeless Tale of Erudition: al-Yūnīnī and his Proverbial Manuscript of Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī

A Timeless Tale of Erudition: al-Yūnīnī and his Proverbial Manuscript of Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī
By Shaykh Muntasir Zaman
While mapping out his genealogy of Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī, Ibn Ḥajar al-ʿAsqalānī (d. 852 AH) identifies nine routes of transmission from Muḥammad ibn Y…

05 Sep 2:00 PM 0 Read More...

Why Imam al-Firabri: The student of Imam al-Bukhari and transmitter of his Sahih was trustworthy (thiqa)

WHY IMAM MUHAMMAD IBN YUSUF AL-FIRBARI: THE STUDENT OF IMAM AL-BUKHARI AND EMINENT TRANSMITTER OF HIS SAHIH WAS TRUSTWORTHY TO THE HADITH SCHOLARS
 

 In recent days some unrecognised Hadith critics have raised the notion with an ulterior motive to demean the status of Sahih al-Bukhari by…

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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…

15 Aug 1:00 PM 0 Read More...