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Islamic Law and its Jurists Islamic Law and its Jurists

By Shaykh Zahir Mahmood
The quintessence of Islamic teaching is the Qur’an and Sunna, and the means of understanding these primary sources is accurately crystallized through the science of fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence). Fiqh is the eyesight whilst …

The Hadith of the Sufis The Hadith of the Sufis

By Shaykh al-Hadīth Muhammad Yūnus Jawnpūrī
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 …

The Correct Meaning of the Statement “When a Hadīth Is Authentic, It Is My Opinion” The Correct Meaning of the Statement “When a Hadīth Is Authentic, It Is My Opinion”

By Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwāmah
Translated by Muntasir Zaman
Before concluding the first cause of difference, it is necessary to discuss two doubts that dwell in the minds of many people:

The statement, “When a Hadīth is authentic, it …

Clarification on Early Hadith Compilation Clarification on Early Hadith Compilation

By Mawlana Muhammad ibn Haroon Abasoomer
Imam Ibn Shihab Zuhri rahimahullah (d. 125 AH) features quite prominently in the discussion of Hadith compilation. It is commonly stated that he was the first to compile the Noble …

Answering an Allegation Against Imam al-Subki Answering an Allegation Against Imam al-Subki

By Mawlana Taha Karaan
The charge leveled against Imâm Taqiyy ad-Dîn as-Subkî is that despite possessing all the requirements for ijtihâd, he did not perform ijtihâd, and preferred to remain within the bounds of his madhhab, …

Principles of Hadith Verification and Acceptance Principles of Hadith Verification and Acceptance

Based on Shaykh Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani’s notes in the introduction to Dars Tirmidhi (1/80-86). Compiled by Waqar Gulam Dastaguir, student of Jami’ah ‘Uloom al-Qur’an, Leicester, and checked & edited by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari
The science of hadith …

The Scholarly Acceptance of Imam Abu Hanifah’s Pronouncements on al-Jarh wa al-Ta’dil The Scholarly Acceptance of Imam Abu Hanifah’s Pronouncements on al-Jarh wa al-Ta’dil

By Zameelur Rahman
‘Allamah Zafar Ahmad al-’Uthmani wrote in his Abu Hanifah wa Ashabuhu al-Muhaddithun: “Know that the opinions of Imam Abu Hanifah in al-Jarh wa al-Ta’dil (narrator-criticism) and the principles of hadith were accepted and received …

Why There Are Differently-Worded Narrations of One Hadith Why There Are Differently-Worded Narrations of One Hadith

By Mufti Abdurrahman ibn Yusuf
Question:
Why are there differently-worded narrations to one hadith?
Answer:
Assalamu alaykum
In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful
There could be many reasons for the differences of expressions found in the narrations:

Weak Hadīth and Fadā’il al-A’māl Weak Hadīth and Fadā’il al-A’māl

By Mufti Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf
Question:
I have a question regarding the text Faza’il-e-A’maal by Shaikhul Hadith Maulana Muhammad Zakariyya Kaandhlawi. From many I’ve heard that this text contains many weak hadiths and should not be read for …

On Calder’s Organically Grown Text with Emphasis on the Muwatta of Malik On Calder’s Organically Grown Text with Emphasis on the Muwatta of Malik

By Shaykh Mustafa al-A’zami
Edits by Daud R. Matthews
1. Abstract:
Norman Calder’s work: “Studies in Early Muslim Jurisprudence” was published by Oxford University Press in 1993.
He has studied six legal texts of three Muslim legal schools, These …