Posts Tagged ‘shaykh dr. abul hasan hussain ahmed’

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...

The Rules of Ramadan – Mufti Muhammad Shafi

The following is a short work on the rules and etiquettes pertaining to the Holy month of Ramadan in the Islamic calendar.  It was initially compiled by the late Grand Mufti of Pakistan, Muhammad Shafi (the father of Mufti Taqi Usmani).  It was translated by Shaykh Muhammad bin…

12 Apr 11:30 AM 1 Read More...

Reflections on Ramadan

As we enter Ramadan once again the following is a succinct list of reminders connected to this blessed month:
1) It takes place in the 9th Islamic month
2) Fasting is performed from the start of Fajr time (true dawn) till sunset
3) Taraweeh is performed in congregation at night…

10 Apr 8:30 AM 2 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...

Imām Abū Hanīfa and The Statement of Imām al-Bukhārī “Some People Say”: Between Fact and Fiction

In recent times, there has been great confusion between two distinct concepts: Ikhtilāf [legitimate disagreement] and Khilāf [illegitimate disagreement]. Many misinformed people, for lack of Suhbah (companionship) of traditional scholars and spiritual guides, read the differences of the Salaf and misinterpreted their Ikhtilāf as Khilāf. Undoubtedly…

12 Mar 11:00 AM 2 Read More...