Posts Tagged ‘hanbali’

What is a Madhhab? Why is it necessary to follow one?

The word madhhab is derived from an Arabic word meaning “to go” or “to take as a way”, and refers to a mujtahid’s choice in regard to a number of interpretive possibilities in deriving the rule of Allah from the primary texts of the Qur’an and hadith on…

18 Apr 11:00 AM 0 Read More...

The Hanbali Position Of Placing The Hands Below The Navel in Salah

The following work by Dr. Hussain Ahmed is an investigation and verification of where the hands should be placed in Salah according to the dominant and dependable view of the Hanbali Madhhab, as well as the acceptable positions emanating from Imam Ahmed Ibn Hanbal (d. 241 AH). It is in…

09 Nov 2:00 PM 1 Read More...

Placing the Hands Below the Navel in Salah

The following is the translation of some of the evidences and discussion for placing the hands below the navel in Salah (prayer) as detailed in the 18 volume Arabic work known as I’la al-Sunan by Shaykh Zafar Ahmed Uthmani (d. 1974 CE).  It also addresses some evidences used…

29 May 10:00 PM 0 Read More...

Basic Usul al-Fiqh Terminology

This is a short file by Shaykh Dr. Abul Hasan Hussain Ahmed explaining in bite-size chunks what Usul al-Fiqh (Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence) is, it’s main definitions (with basic explanations of terminology), and how it applies in every day life as a practicing Muslim. A must read…

28 Mar 10:24 PM 0 Read More...

Dirham al-Surra fi Wad’ al-Yadayn Tahta al-Surra

Dirham al-Surra fi wad’ al-yadayn tahta al-Surra is an Arabic work by Imam Muhammad Hashim al-Sindi al-Hanafi (d. 1174 AH) listing most of the well known evidences used by the Kufan Madhhabs of Imam Abu Hanifa, Imam Sufyan al-Thawri and their disciples that the…

25 Mar 10:48 PM 0 Read More...