A Reply to the Essay, “Perspective on Trimming/Shaving beard”

Bismillāhir Rahmānir Rahīm

In the following, we will address a 9-page essay authored by Sheikh Hategekimana Hassan of Botswana called, “Perspective on Trimming/Shaving beard.”[1] Sheikh Hategekimana attempts to show that growing the beard is not a precept of religion or Sharī‘ah, but merely…

17 May 6:14 PM 0 Read More...

Islamic Jurisprudence According to the Four Sunni Schools

Islamic Jurisprudence According to the Four Sunni Schools is a translation of Volume I of al-Fiqh ‘ala al-Madhahib al-Arba ‘ah, by the Azhari scholar Sheikh ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Jaziri (1882-1941).

Dealing with the forms of worship (ibadat), this work offers an in-depth discussion of…

29 Apr 10:00 PM 0 Read More...

The Essentials of Jumu'a (Friday) - by Ibrahim Madani

The following is a link to the pdf version of this important and valuable work presented in the English language with regards to the jurisprudence (fiqh) of the most important day in the Muslim weekly calendar, Yaum al-Jumu’a (Friday), and the injunctions connected to it according to the…

25 Mar 8:00 PM 0 Read More...

Dialogue between a Sunni Madhhabi and a Ghayr Muqallid

The following file is an interesting dialogue between a follower of a recognised School of Islamic jurisprudence –  Sunni Madhhab (Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi’i and Hanbali) and one who dismisses the following of the Madhhabs.  The latter are known as Ghayr muqallids (non-followers of the only recognised Sunni madhhabs).  They…

23 Mar 1:00 PM 0 Read More...

The Forty-Scholar Council of Imām Abū Hanīfah

The Forty-Scholar Council of Imām Abū Hanīfah
By Shaykh Muntasir Zaman
Among the various specialties of the Hanafī school of thought, one outstanding specialty is the rigorous manner in which it was developed. Imām Abū Hanīfah had a group of prominent scholars with whom he…

06 Mar 11:30 AM 0 Read More...