Posts Tagged ‘hadith’

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...

Imām al-Bayhaqī’s Letter to ‘Amīd al-Mulk on Imām Abu l-Hasan al-Ash‘arī

In his comprehensive hagio-biography of Imām Abu l-Hasan al-Ash‘arī (260 – 324 H) Tabyīn Kadhib al-Muftarī, Hāfiz Ibn ‘Asākir (499 – 571 H) quotes a lengthy letter written by Imām al-Bayhaqī (384 – 458 H) to the grand vizier of the Seljuk…

22 Apr 3:10 PM 0 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...

Book Review: “An Introduction to the Disciplines of the Noble Hadīth”

The following piece has been distributed here with permission of the author.  This work is noteworthy for the scholars and students of the esteemed Science of Hadith (Ulum al-Hadith).
Book Review: “An Introduction to the Disciplines of the Noble Hadīth” 
Author: Mufti Abdul Mālik al-Kumillā’ī
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19 Oct 7:45 PM 0 Read More...