Archive for October, 2019

Imam Muhammad al-Shaybani and his reliability in hadith transmission

Imam Muhammad ibn al-Hasan al-Shaybani’s Reliability in Narrating Hadith

Imam Muhammad ibn al-Hasan al-Shaybani (132 – 189), who was one of the foremost students of Imam Abu Hanifah, and an undisputed authority in fiqh (jurispudence) and lughah (language), was also a hafiz (memoriser of a large…

27 Oct 2:00 PM 0 Read More...

Imam Abu Yusuf and His reliability in transmitting Hadith

1. Imam Abu Yusuf Ya’qub ibn Ibrahim al-Qadi’s Reliability in Narrating Hadith
Imam Abu Yusuf (113 – 182), the foremost student of Imam Abu Hanifah and the first chief judge in Muslim history, was also a hafiz of hadith as he is included in Imam al-Dhahabi’s…

23 Oct 11:00 AM 1 Read More...

The Militant Pseudo-Salafi Siege of Makka (full audio book): 20-11-1979/1-1-1400

On Nov 20 1979/1st Muharram 1400 AH, Masjid al Haram in Makka, the holiest place in Islam, was taken over by extreme dissidents in one of the most spectacular, controversial and heavily-censored events in modern Islamic history.  These type of militants reminds one of the way of the…

17 Oct 7:00 PM 0 Read More...

The Salaf’s Acceptance of Imam Abu Hanifah’s Rank and Knowledge

“He was the most learned of the people of his time. (kana a’lama ahli zamanihi)” – Makki ibn Ibrahim

“This is a man [Abu Hanifah] who has reached a [high] degree of knowledge, so if I did not stand for his knowledge, I stood for his age, and if I…

11 Oct 2:00 PM 0 Read More...

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 editor’s, Dr…

07 Oct 12:30 PM 0 Read More...