Posts Tagged ‘sunni’

Sahih al-Bukhari: Beautiful manuscript owned by Sultan Abdal Hamid II

The following is a link to download a beautifully handwritten copy of the most authoritative book of hadith in Sunni Islam, namely, the Jami al-Sahih of Imam Muhammad ibn Isma’il al-Bukhari (d. 256 AH).  It was owned by the Ottoman Sunni Caliph known as Sultan Abdal Hamid…

25 Jan 12:03 AM 3 Read More...

Gardens of the Righteous of Imam al-Nawawi (Riyadh al-Salihin)

The work known as “Gardens of the Righteous” is a translation of the famous Hadith collection known as Riyadh al-Salihin by Imam Yahya al-Nawawi (d. 676 AH) of Syria.  It contains around 1900 ahadith attributed back to the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam). 
Imam al-Nawawi…

14 Jan 10:00 PM 0 Read More...

Kashf al Rayn – on Raising the hands in Salah – by Imam Muhammad Hashim al Sindi (d. 1174 AH)

Kashf al Rayn fi mas’ala Raf’ul Yadayn is a work verifying the Hanafi and Maliki schools’ stance; that the hands should not be raised after the initial takbir of Salah, meaning, no raising of the hands in the other stages of Salah.  It was written by the great…

03 Jan 6:30 PM 0 Read More...

Imam al-Qurtubi and the Claims of a Pseudo-Athari

This is a short response that was originally posted on an Islamic forum by Shaykh Dr. Abul Hasan Hussain Ahmed to an unknown person who claimed to be Athari in ‘aqida and Hanafi in fiqh. It also responds in brief to a certain Ali Rida Qadri and Abu Alqama Ali…

13 Mar 3:55 PM 2 Read More...

Problems with al-Ibana of Imam al-Ash’ari – Shaykh Wahbi ibn Sulayman Ghawiji

A scientific look at the problematic nature of the currently available editions of Imam Abul Hasan al-Ash’ari’s Kitab al-Ibana ‘an Usul al-Diyana by the late Albanian Hanafi Faqih and ‘Aqida specialist of Damascus – Shaykh Wahbi ibn Sulayman Ghawiji (d. Feb. 2013, aged 90).

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11 Mar 9:07 PM 1 Read More...