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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),…

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…

Reprimanding Men for Denying the Āthār of Ibn ‘Abbās

By ‘Allamah ‘Abd al-Hayy al-Lakhnawi Translated by Zameelur Rahman [Translator’s note: The treatise Zajr al-Nas ‘ala Inkar Athar Ibn Abbas by ‘Allamah ‘Abd al-Hayy al-Lacknawi was written three years after Mawlana Muhammad Qasim Nanotwi’s Tahdhir al-Nas min Inkar Athar Ibn…

At the Approach of Rajab and Sha’bān

By Mawlana Mohammad Ibn Haroon Edited by IlmGate With the sighting of the crescent of Rajab, Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وسلم would anticipate and begin preparations for the month of Ramadan. This is two months in advance! People “live to see”…

What is the Origin of the “Manzil”?

By Mawlana Tameem Ahmadi Edited by IlmGate Question: I had a question about Manzil, what is its origin and its purpose? Answer: The Manzil is popular in [the Indian Subcontinent] and read as a wazifa and hirz for protection. The Kandhlawi family…

Salāt al-Hājah: Its Authenticity and Method of Performance

By Mawlana Zameelur Rahman In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. Assalāmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullāhi wa barakātuh Salāt al-Hājah (“Salāh of Need”) refers to performing two or more rak‘ats of optional salāh with the purpose of…

Research on the Hadith of Ramadan and its Three Parts

By Bilal Ali Question: There is a ḥadīth that divides Ramadan into three periods. Is this ḥadīth authentic? Reply: After a detailed analysis of all the corroboratory chains of the ḥadīth in question, it can be concluded that it is…