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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…

The Life and Thought of Imām Zāhid al-Kawtharī

By Mawlana Muntasir Zaman “What cosmic soul is imprisoned in that human body?” mused the learned Abū Zahrah (d. 1974 AH) in utter admiration—indeed, “it is the soul of al-Kawtharī!” he proclaimed. [1] In recent memory, relatively few scholars have…

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…

Qadianism: A Critical Study (Part I)

By Shaykh Abu ‘l-Hasan ‘Ali al-Nadwi, edited by Faraz Abdul Moid 11th Rabi al-Awwal, 1378 AH Preface Towards the end of December 1957, and in the beginning of January 1958, an International Islamic Colloquium was held in Lahore under the auspices…

‘Allāmah Qādi Thanā’ullah ‘Uthmāni Pānipatī

By ‘Allamah ‘Abd al-Hayy ibn Fakhr al-Din Hasani[1]  Translated by Mawlana Abu ‘Asim Badrul Islam The great shaykh, the imam, the ‘allamah, the muhaddith Thana’ullah ‘Uthmani Panipati [2] (d. 1225 AH/1810 CE) was one of the most erudite scholars [of…