Archive for September, 2020

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…

23 Sep 10:41 PM 0 Read More...

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 difference…

23 Sep 12:17 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…

10 Sep 12:30 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…

05 Sep 6:30 PM 0 Read More...

Those Who Truly Lied Against Shaykh Habibur Rahman al-A’zami

This article by Shaykh Dr. Abul Hasan Hussain Ahmed is regarding those who truly lied against the late Hanafi Muhaddith: Shaykh Habibur Rahman al-A’zami and the Hanafi school on other related issues.

The work deals with the following:

– Those who truly lied against the late Hanafi Muhaddith: Shaykh…

01 Sep 3:00 PM 0 Read More...