• The Isnād System: An Unbroken Link to The Prophet

    The Isnād System: An Unbroken Link to The Prophet

    The Isnād System: An Unbroken Link to The Prophet By Shaykh Muntasir Zaman Pause for a moment, and ask yourself: what are the greatest accomplishments of the Muslim civilization? At first thought, a number of things will probably come to mind, ranging from mathematics to medicine to architecture—perhaps ev...

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

    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 essence a comprehensive...

  • An Explanation of the Principle, “Jarh is Given Precedence over Ta‘dīl”

    An Explanation of the Principle, “Jarh is Given Precedence over Ta‘dīl”

    The following piece is by one of the leading scholars of India in his time known as Shaykh Abdal Hayy al-Laknawi (d. 1304 AH).  It is with regard to a principle in the Science of Hadith (Ulum al-Hadith) dealing with the issue of when the Jarh (disparagement) on a Hadith narrator is actually given precede...

  • The Status of Imam Abu Hanifah in the Science of Hadith

    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 fī Ikhtilāf al-A’immah al-Fuqahā...

  • Clarifying the Maxim: Our Madhhab is Correct and Possibly Incorrect

    Clarifying the Maxim: Our Madhhab is Correct and Possibly Incorrect

    Clarifying the Maxim: Our Madhhab is Correct and Possibly Incorrect While the Madhhab of Others is Incorrect and Possibly Correct. By Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwāmah[1] Translated by Muntasir Zaman Objection: The following maxim is often quoted in the books of Fiqh: Our madhhab is correct and possibly incorrect w...

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The Isnād System: An Unbroken Link to The Prophet

The Isnād System: An Unbroken Link to The Prophet

The Isnād System: An Unbroken Link to The Prophet
By Shaykh Muntasir Zaman
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