Posts Tagged ‘sunna’

The Obligation of Taqlid – Sh. Fazlur Rahman Azmi

The following book is with regard to the obligation of Taqlid (following qualified scholarship) and the harms of abandoning it, with special regards to making Taqlid of an Individual Mujtahid Imam of the highest rank.  It was written by Shaykhul Hadith Fazlur Rahman ‘Azmi of South Africa.  The authors biography…

14 Apr 1:15 PM 0 Read More...

Are the Ash’aris the majority of the Ummah historically?

Q. Are the Ash’aris who are linked to the creed of Ahlus Sunna wal Jama’a as expounded by Imam Abul Hasan al-Ash’ari (d. 324 AH) the majority of the Ummah historically?

Answer:
The Ash’aris were always dominant and not a minority as claimed by the…

24 Mar 3:00 PM 0 Read More...

Praying 2 Rak’at Sunnah of Fajr when the Jam’at is in Progress

1. Introduction
There is well known khilaf among the jurists (fuqaha) as to praying the two rak’at sunnah salah of fajr while the congregational obligatory salah has started.

Al-Shafi’i said that if the prescribed prayer has commenced he is not to offer the two rak’as inside…

20 Jan 1:00 PM 1 Read More...

The Blazing Star in Defence of a Narration from Malik al-Dar

The following work by Dr. Abul Hasan Hussain Ahmed is a defence of the authenticity of the following narration:
It is related from Malik al-Dar,`Umar’s treasurer, that the people suffered a drought during the time of `Umar (his khilafah), whereupon a man came to the grave of…

09 Nov 1:00 PM 0 Read More...

The Science of al-Jarh wa al-Ta‘dīl: Separating Wheat from Chaff

The Science of al-Jarh wa al-Ta‘dīl: Separating Wheat from Chaff
By Shaykh Muntasir Zaman
 

“And true virtue is what critics cannot help but acknowledge” goes the popular adage.[1] A case in point is where the renowned Orientalist Aloys Sprenger (d. 1893 CE) humbles his…

03 Nov 9:10 AM 0 Read More...