Posts Tagged ‘albani’

Is Salatul Taraweeh 8 or 20 rak’ats in Ramadan?

The following treatise by Dr. Abul Hasan Hussain Ahmed is probably the most in-depth research and defence in English of the major proofs to establish the view that in the time of the Companions (Sahaba) they prayed 20 rak’ats of Salatul Taraweeh in congregation.  Hence, this…

14 Apr 1:30 PM 0 Read More...

Virtues of the Night of Mid Sha’ban

The great Mujtahid Imam, Muhammad ibn Idris al-Shafi’i (d. 204 AH) said in his  Kitab al-Umm (1/264):
الأم للشافعي (1/ 264)
(قَالَ الشَّافِعِيُّ) : وَبَلَغَنَا أَنَّهُ كَانَ يُقَالُ: إنَّ الدُّعَاءَ  يُسْتَجَابُ فِي خَمْسِ لَيَالٍ فِي لَيْلَةِ الْجُمُعَةِ، وَلَيْلَةِ  الْأَضْحَى، وَلَيْلَةِ الْفِطْرِ، وَأَوَّلِ لَيْلَةٍ مِنْ رَجَبٍ،  وَلَيْلَةِ النِّصْفِ مِنْ شَعْبَانَ أَخْبَرَنَا الرَّبِيعُ قَالَ  أَخْبَرَنَا الشَّافِعِيُّ قَالَ أَخْبَرَنَا إبْرَاهِيمُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ  قَالَ رَأَيْت مَشْيَخَةً مِنْ خِيَارِ أَهْلِ الْمَدِينَةِ يَظْهَرُونَ  عَلَى مَسْجِدِ النَّبِيِّ – صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ – لَيْلَةَ الْعِيدِ فَيَدْعُونَ وَيَذْكُرُونَ اللَّهَ حَتَّى تَمْضِيَ سَاعَةٌ مِنْ اللَّيْلِ، وَبَلَغْنَا أَنَّ ابْنَ عُمَرَ كَانَ يُحْيِي لَيْلَةَ  جُمَعٍ، وَلَيْلَةُ جُمَعٍ هِيَ لَيْلَةُ الْعِيدِ لِأَنَّ صَبِيحَتَهَا  النَّحْرُ (قَالَ الشَّافِعِيُّ) : وَأَنَا أَسْتَحِبُّ كُلَّ مَا حُكِيَتْ فِي هَذِهِ اللَّيَالِيِ مِنْ غَيْرِ أَنْ يَكُونَ فَرْضًا.
“It has reached us that supplications are answered on five nights: the night of Jumu’ah…

25 Mar 9:00 AM 0 Read More...

Who are the Ahlus Sunnah wal Jama’ah?

The following is a short and succinct audio on who are the Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jama’ah in reality.  It is in effect a clarification of what is the Saved sect (firqatun-najiyya) out of the 73 sects that this Umma has divided into.  It is from the…

01 Feb 1:00 PM 1 Read More...

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…

15 Dec 3:00 PM 0 Read More...

Clear-Cut Answers for those who Reject Weak Ah̩ãdĩth (for faḍā’il al-aʿmāl)

Clear-Cut Answers for those who Reject Weak Ah̩ãdĩth
(for faḍā’il al-aʿmāl)

Foreword by Shaykh Dr. Abul Hasan Hussain Ahmed
 

Praise be to Allah that is due from all grateful believers, a fullness of praise for all his favours: a praise that is…

16 Nov 11:00 AM 1 Read More...