Archive for September, 2020

80 Books on Sunni Creed according to the Hanafi Madhhab

The following is a list of 80 works written by some well known scholars linked mainly to the Hanafi school of Islamic jurisprudence.  The list starts off with works ascribed to the great Imam Abu Hanifa himself and ends off with some titles from the last Islamic century.  The works…

25 Sep 3:00 PM 10 Read More...

On the Study of Comparative Fiqh (al-Fiqh al-Muqāran)

On the Study of Comparative Fiqh (al-Fiqh al-Muqāran)
By Dr. Salāh Abū al-Hājj
Translated by Muntasir Zaman
[The following is an abridged translation of Dr. Salāh Abū al-Hājj’s discussion on comparative Fiqh. The author describes three methods of studying the…

20 Sep 2:00 PM 0 Read More...

A Study of Imām Muḥammad al-Shaybānī’s al-Ḥujjah ʿalā Ahl al-Madīnah

A Study of Imām Muḥammad al-Shaybānī’s al-Ḥujjah ʿalā Ahl al-Madīnah
By Dr. Nājī Lamīn
Translated by Muntasir Zaman
 

[Translator’s note: the following excerpt explores the legal theory of Imām Muḥammad ibn al-Ḥasan al-Shaybān…

16 Sep 2:00 PM 0 Read More...

A Timeless Tale of Erudition: al-Yūnīnī and his Proverbial Manuscript of Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī

A Timeless Tale of Erudition: al-Yūnīnī and his Proverbial Manuscript of Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī
By Shaykh Muntasir Zaman
While mapping out his genealogy of Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī, Ibn Ḥajar al-ʿAsqalānī (d. 852 AH) identifies nine routes of transmission from Muḥammad ibn Y…

05 Sep 2:00 PM 0 Read More...

On the Manuscripts of Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī: Discrepancies and Disappearance of the Original Copy

On the Manuscripts of Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī: Discrepancies and Disappearance of the Original Copy
By ʿAbd al-Qādir Jalāl
Translated by Muntasir Zaman
Translator’s Preface

Orientalist studies on Ḥadīth were part of a broader investigation into Islamic history. Their criticism on the reliability of Ḥad…

01 Sep 10:15 AM 0 Read More...