Al-Qawl al-Hasan: Defence of Atharus Sunan of Shaykh al-Nimawi

Many of us are aware of the pro Hanafi Hadith based work known as Atharus Sunan by Shaykh Muhammad Ali al Nimawi (d. 1322 AH/1904 CE). This work is quite popular even in our time with Urdu versions and subsequent commentaries on it also. The work was also translated…

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A Call to Justice

A Call to Justice[1] By Salāh Abū ‘l-Hājj[2] Translated by Muntasir Zaman
 
All praise belongs to Allah. We praise Him, seek assistance from Him and ask of Him forgiveness and guidance. We send blessings on His chosen and noble Messenger, who was sent with…

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When Is a Hadith Suitable for Practice?

The following is an excerpt from our abridged translation of the masterpiece, Athar al-Hadīth al-Sharīf fī Ikhtilāf al-A’immah al-Fuqahā’, by the Syrian Hadīth scholar, the teacher of our teachers, Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwāmah. There were numerous requests…

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Imām ibn Qudāmah The Mufawwiḍ

Imām ibn Qudāmah The Mufawwiḍ

By Usāmah Muttakīn

 

In the name of Allāh, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful.
Introduction

Several quotes from the Imām, Muwaffaq al-Dīn ibn Qudāmah al-Maqdisī al-Ḥanbalī (referred to as Imām ibn Qud…

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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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