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…

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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…

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Touching the Holy Qur'an While Being Impure

This article by Shaykh Dr. Abul Hasan Hussain Ahmed is a short analysis and presenatation of some of the evidences on the impermissibility of touching the Qur’an whilst being in a state of major impurity (Hadath al-Akbar).

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According to the Fiqh of the Hanafi Madhhab, it is…

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The Significance of the Month of Muharram and its Tenth day (Ashura)

The following booklet is a short and precise discussion on the importance and significance of the Holy month of Muharram which is the first month in the Islamic calendar.  It was compiled by a senior Hadith specialist of Indian origin by the name of Shaykh Fazlur Rahman Azmi who…

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The Fiqh of Eid al-Adha

The deen of al-Islam has two major holidays, Eid al-Fitr which is celebrated at the end of fasting in the month of Ramadan and Eid al-Adha which is celebrated on the 10th of Dhu’l Hijjah. As for feasting and celebrating then this has a reference point…

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