The Isnād System: An Unbroken Link to The Prophet

The Isnād System: An Unbroken Link to The Prophet
By Shaykh Muntasir Zaman
Pause for a moment, and ask yourself: what are the greatest accomplishments of the Muslim civilization? At first thought, a number of things will probably come to mind, ranging from mathematics to medicine to architecture—perhaps…

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The Hanbali Position Of Placing The Hands Below The Navel in Salah

The following work by Dr. Hussain Ahmed is an investigation and verification of where the hands should be placed in Salah according to the dominant and dependable view of the Hanbali Madhhab, as well as the acceptable positions emanating from Imam Ahmed Ibn Hanbal (d. 241 AH). It is in…

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An Explanation of the Principle, “Jarh is Given Precedence over Ta‘dīl”

The following piece is by one of the leading scholars of India in his time known as Shaykh Abdal Hayy al-Laknawi (d. 1304 AH).  It is with regard to a principle in the Science of Hadith (Ulum al-Hadith) dealing with the issue of when the Jarh (disparagement…

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Praying 2 Rak‘āts Fajr Sunnah before Sunrise [after Farḍh]

باب قضاء ركعتي الفجر قبل طلوع الشمس
Chapter on making up (Qaḍhā’) the 2 Rak‘āts [Sunnah] of Fajr
before the rising of the sun

‘Allāmah Muḥammad ibn ‘Alī al-Nīmawī [d. 1322 A.H] رحمه الله
 

Translator’s preface

The following is an excerpt translated from the footnotes of Āthār al-Sunan…

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Imam al-Ṭaḥāwī on combining two prayers

Jamʾ Bayn ‘l-Ṣalātayn
Combining Two Prayers
 
Ḥujjat ‘l-Islām Imām Abū Jaʾfar al-Ṭaḥāwī رحمه الله [d. 321 AH]  
Translated by Abu Humayd
Preface by Shaykh Dr. Abul Hasan Hussain Ahmed
 

Praise be to Allah that is due from all grateful believers, a…

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