• When Is a Hadith Suitable for Practice?

    When Is a Hadith Suitable for Practice?

    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 tra...

  • Imām ibn Qudāmah The Mufawwiḍ

    Imām ibn Qudāmah The Mufawwiḍ

    Imām ibn Qudāmah The Mufawwiḍ By Usāmah Muttakīn   In the name of Allāh, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful. Introduction Several quotes from the Imām, Muwaffaq al-Dīn ibn Qudāmah al-Maqdisī al-Ḥanbalī (referred to as Imām ibn Qudāmah henceforth), have been shared for some time...

  • A Brief Biography of the Late Ḥanafī Muḥaddith of Syria:  Shaykh Nūr al-Dīn ʿItr

    A Brief Biography of the Late Ḥanafī Muḥaddith of Syria: Shaykh Nūr al-Dīn ʿItr

    Today we witnessed another great loss for the Muslim ummah in the passing of one of its most erudite Ḥadīth scholars - Shaykh Dr. Nūr al-Dīn ʿItr. His title and name: The Shaykh, al-ʿAllāmah, al-Muḥaddith, Dr. Nūr al-Dīn ʿItr (May Allāh have Mercy on him). The noble Shaykh was born in Ḥ...

  • Intricacies in Hadith grading

    Intricacies in Hadith grading

    The purpose of this discussion is to illustrate that the conclusion of a particular Muhaddith is not necessarily final. Neither can it be enforced on others in the event of there being other legitimate opinions on that issue. The system of grading Hadith is إجتهادى (Ijtihadi); open to dif...

  • Narrations on the Piety and Character of Imam Abu Hanifah

    Narrations on the Piety and Character of Imam Abu Hanifah

    Imam Abu Hanifah, despite his mastery in the Islamic sciences, was recognised for his piety (taqwa), scrupulousness (wara’) and worship (‘ibadah). In the following I will quote a few excerpts from Imam al-Khatib al-Baghdadi’s biographical dictionary Tarikh Baghdad, omitting the chains and relaying the e...

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When Is a Hadith Suitable for Practice?

When Is a Hadith Suitable for Practice?

The following is an excerpt from our abridged translation of the masterpiece, Athar al-Hadīth…

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