The Higher Objectives of Islamic Law and the Boundaries of Maqasid al-Shari’ah

By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Translated by Mateen A. Khan
Translators comment: Maqāsid al-Sharī‘ah refers to the set of objectives and goals which the Sharī‘ah strives to establish. For example, the preservation of faith, life, lineage, intellect …

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Services of the Indian ʿUlamā to Bukhāri Studies: A Timely Contribution
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By Mawlana Dr. Khalīl al-Rahmān Sajjād Nu’māni [1]

ABSTRACT [2]: The Indian Subcontinent has been an important center of Hadith sciences in the Muslim world throughout history. This article focuses on two Indian Hadith scholars who made tremendous contributions to the study of the most celebrated book of Hadith ever, Ṣaḥīḥ Bukhāri. The first scholar, Hadrat Mawlana Aḥmad ʿAlī Sahāranpūri, published the first printed edition of the book in history using early printing technologies. The second scholar, Hadrat Mawlana Dr. Taqī al-Dīn al-Nadwi al-Maẓāhiri, carried Hadrat Sahāranpūri’s work into the modern age with a new edition that has been published in recent times.

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A Historical Analysis of ‘Ashura and its Relation to the Jewish Calendar A Historical Analysis of ‘Ashura and its Relation to the Jewish Calendar

By ‘Allamah  Abu ’l-Hasan ‘Ali al-Nadwi
The fast of ‘Ashura was prescribed before the fasts of Ramadan. The Jews observed it and so did the people of Arabia before the dawn of Islam.
It is related by …

Understanding Sayyiduna ‘Ali’s Absence from the Campaigns of the First Three Khalifahs Understanding Sayyiduna ‘Ali’s Absence from the Campaigns of the First Three Khalifahs

By Shaykh Taha Karaan
Question: Why did Hadhrat Ali (Radhiallaahu Anhu) not participate in the wars during the ruling of the first 3 Caliphs? If Hadhrat Ali had no differences with the first three Khalifas, why …

Regarding Imam Abu Hanifah Studying Under Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq Regarding Imam Abu Hanifah Studying Under Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq

By Shaykh Taha Karaan
Regarding Imam Abu Hanifah’s allegedly having studied under Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq, please be informed as follows:
Imam Abu Hanifah was the pupil and intellectual successor of his mentor, Hammad ibn Abi Sulayman, …

Did ‘A’ishah (r) Advocate the Murder of ‘Uthman (r)? Did ‘A’ishah (r) Advocate the Murder of ‘Uthman (r)?

Answered by Shaykh Taha Karaan
Question:
Hadrat ‘A’ishah was a severe critic of Hadrat Uthman. How is it that following his murder, she chose to rebel against Imam Ali (as) on the premise that his killers should …

The Grading of Narrations that Encourage Visiting the Blessed Tomb of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم The Grading of Narrations that Encourage Visiting the Blessed Tomb of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم

By Mawlana Muhammad Abasoomar
Question #1:
 Are the following which are quoted to be hadith really hadith?
1. One who visits me after my death is as if he visited me during my life. 
2. One who visits my grave my …

The Hadith of the Sufis The Hadith of the Sufis

By Shaykh Muhammad Yunus Jawnpuri
Translated by Muhammad Habib
[Shaykh al-Hadith Mawlana Muhammad Yunus Jaunpuri was asked why the scholars of hadith did not generally give credence to the hadiths reported by Sufis, despite their closeness to …

Takbīr al-Tashrīq in Detail Takbīr al-Tashrīq in Detail

By Mawlana Nabeel Valli
The Meaning of the Takbīrāt of Tashrīq
Takbīr means “to proclaim the greatness of Allāh.” [1]
Tashrīq literally means “to cut and dry strips of meat in the sun.”[2] It was the practice …

Performing Hajj with Unlawful Wealth Performing Hajj with Unlawful Wealth

By Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari
Question:
My family and I are planning to do Hajj this year, Insha’Allah – this has raised many issues. I recently left a job as an Assistant Manager in a cinema:
Point …

One of the Best Commentaries of ‘Aqida Tahawiyya One of the Best Commentaries of ‘Aqida Tahawiyya

By Mufti Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf Mangera
Al-Qala’id Sharh al-‘Aqa’id
Abu ’l-Thana’ Mahmud ibn Abi ’l-‘Abbas Ahmad ibn Mas’ud al-Qunawi’s Commentary on ‘Aqida Tahawiyya
I recently had the opportunity to read Mas’ud ibn ‘Umar’s commentary (may Allah be …

The Laws of Fasting According to the Qur’an and Sunnah as Deduced by the Hanafi School The Laws of Fasting According to the Qur’an and Sunnah as Deduced by the Hanafi School

Abridged from al-Siyam wa Ahkamuhu by Shaykh Wahbi Sulayman Ghawji al-Albani
Translated by Suheil Laher
1.1 Order and encouragement to fast
O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those …