On the Manuscripts of Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī: Discrepancies and Disappearance of the Original Copy

On the Manuscripts of Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī: Discrepancies and Disappearance of the Original Copy

By ʿAbd al-Qādir Jalāl

Translated by Muntasir Zaman

Translator’s Preface

Orientalist studies on Ḥadīth were part of a broader investigation
into Islamic history. Their criticism on the reliability of Ḥad…

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The Severity of Narrating Fabricated Reports in Praise of the Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace)

 ‘Allamah ‘Abd al-Hayy al-Laknawi (d. 1304 AH/1887 CE) stated in his Al-Athar al-Marfu’ah fi l-Akhbar al-Mawdu’ah, (pp.16-35):

Know that the fuqaha and the muhaddithun in their entirety have clarified in their books that it is prohibited to…

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Intricacies in Hadith grading

The purpose of this discussion is to illustrate that the conclusion of a particular Muhaddith is not necessarily final. Neither can it be enforced on others in the event of there being other legitimate opinions on that issue.

The system of grading Hadith is إجتهادى (Ijtihadi); open to difference…

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The Blazing Star in Defence of a Narration from Malik al-Dar

The following work by Dr. Abul Hasan Hussain Ahmed is a defence of the authenticity of the following narration:
It is related from Malik al-Dar,`Umar’s treasurer, that the people suffered a drought during the time of `Umar (his khilafah), whereupon a man came to the grave of…

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Imam al Tahawi on Performing Farḍh behind someone praying Nafl

Translator’s preface

The following is an excerpt translated from the chapter: ‘A person performing Farḍh (obligatory prayer) behind one praying Nafl (supererogatory prayer)’, of Imām Abū Ja‘far al-Ṭaḥāwī’s[1] masterpiece; Sharḥ Ma‘ānī ‘l-Āthār[2]. This is also the opinion…

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