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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…

‘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…

Departing Elders: Mawlana Saleemullah Khan (d. January 15th, 2017)

By Jamia Farooqia Karachi Edited by Faraz Abdul Moid Shaykh al-Hadith Mawlana Saleemullah Khan, the son of Abdul Aleem Khan, was born in District Muzaffarnagar, India. He belongs to Hasanpur, Lohari of Doaba, U.P. which is famous for the many learned scholars…

The Passing of “Shaykh al-Thāni” Mawlana Abd al-Haqq al-Azami

By Shaykh Mohammed Daniel al-Muhajir January 1, 2017 إنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون. اللهم اغفر له وارحمه واعف عنه ووسع مدخله وابدله دارا خيرا من داره واهلا خيرا من اهله وصبر اهله على مصيبتهم It is with deep sadness that…