Archive for December, 2021

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…

25 Dec 5:00 PM 0 Read More...

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…

21 Dec 2:00 PM 0 Read More...

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 while…

18 Dec 6:00 PM 0 Read More...

Praying 2 Rak‘āts Fajr Sunnah before Sunrise [after Farḍh]

باب قضاء ركعتي الفجر قبل طلوع الشمس
Chapter on making up (Qaḍhā’) the 2 Rak‘āts [Sunnah] of Fajr
before the rising of the sun

‘Allāmah Muḥammad ibn ‘Alī al-Nīmawī [d. 1322 A.H] رحمه الله
 

Translator’s preface

The following is an excerpt translated from the footnotes of Āthār al-Sunan…

15 Dec 3:00 PM 0 Read More...

Imam al-Ṭaḥāwī on combining two prayers

Jamʾ Bayn ‘l-Ṣalātayn
Combining Two Prayers
 
Ḥujjat ‘l-Islām Imām Abū Jaʾfar al-Ṭaḥāwī رحمه الله [d. 321 AH]  
Translated by Abu Humayd
Preface by Shaykh Dr. Abul Hasan Hussain Ahmed
 

Praise be to Allah that is due from all grateful believers, a…

11 Dec 1:30 PM 1 Read More...