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Posts published in “Hadith”

This section includes articles on Hadith, Hadith commentary, and its related sciences.

The Hadiths Cited by the Early Hanafi Fuqaha

By Mawlana Zameelur Rahman Some people have the misunderstanding that the early Hanafī scholars whose books are in wide use today, like Shams al-A’immah al-Sarakhsī (d. 490 H), Malik al-‘Ulamā’ al-Kāsānī (d. 587 H) and Burhān al-Dīn al-Marghīnānī (d. 593),…

The Muḥaddith’s Etiquette

By Imām Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad al-Dhahabī  Translated by Mawlana Shahin-ur Rahman It is an imperative that the student of knowledge correct his intention: whoever studies Ḥadīth to compete, boast, [publicly] narrate,[1] to find employment or to be applauded on his knowledge, is a…

Guidelines on Evaluating Historical Reports

By Shaykh Sharīf Hātim al-‘Awnī Translated by Muntasir Zaman [Translator’s preface: The following paper outlines an approach to evaluating the authenticity of historical reports. The author begins by emphasizing the merits of the Hadīth methodology, but makes sure to point…

Imam Abu Hanifah’s Rank in Hadith

By Mawlana Zameelur Rahman Imam Abu Hanifah (80 – 150 H) was from the generation of the Tabi’in as he was alive during the era of the Sahabah and he saw Anas ibn Malik (d. 93 H), although it is not…

Spending on One’s Family on the Day of ‘Āshūra

By Mawlana Mohammed Haroon Abasoomer Question: What is the virtue of spending on one’s family on the day of ‘Ashura [the 10th of Muharram] and what is the authenticity of the hadith that encourages this sort of spending? Answer: The…

The Isnād System: An Unbroken Link to The Prophet

By 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 even coffee.[1]…

The Loss of Reverence and Blessings

By Mufti Shuaibullah Khan Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه narrated that the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم said, “If the people of my community ever come to attach a lot of significance to this material world, the awe-inspiring effect…