Between Salafism and Traditionalism: The Case of Nasir al-Din al-Albani

Dr. Emad Hamdeh delivered an insightful lecture on the topic “Between Salafism and Traditionalism: The Case of Nasir al-Din al-Albani and His Detractors” on March 12, 2015, at the IIIT Headquarters in Herndon, VA.

Dr. Hamdeh is an adjunct professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies in Montclair, NJ…

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"Salafi" scholars who authenticated al-Bayhaqi's narration for 20 rak'ats Taraweeh

Assalamu alaikum
With regard to the famous narrations for the validity of 20 Rak’ats of Taraweeh in Umar ibn al-Khattab’s (ra) time as recorded via one route in al-Sunan al-Kubra of Imam al-Bayhaqi and via another route in his Ma’rifatus Sunan, two contemporary…

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Salat al-Tarawih from I'la al Sunan of Sh. Zafar Ahmed Uthmani

The following is an English translation of the chapter regarding Salatul Tarawih as found in the 18 volume work known as I’la al-Sunan by Shaykh Zafar Ahmed al-Uthmani (d. 1974 CE).  It was translated by Shaykh Muntasir Zaman from the USA and uploaded here with his permission…

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Imam Qāsim ibn Quṭlūbughā on how to determine the preponderant view (tarjīḥ) in the Hanafi Madhhab

The following discussion and verdict of the foremost Hanafi jurist and Hadith scholar of his age known as Imam Qāsim ibn Quṭlūbughā (d. 879 AH) has been extracted and presented here from the recently published work entitled, ‘Rule-Formulation and Binding Precedent in the Madhhab-Law Tradition…

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Hanafi, Shafi’i or “Muhammadi”?

We are often faced with the question: “Why do you follow Imam Abu Hanifah, Imam Malik or Imam Shafi’i etc (rahimahumullah)?

Aren’t we supposed to follow Sayyiduna Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)?

A unique perspective 

My Respected Teacher, Al-Muhaddith Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (may Allah protect him and keep…

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