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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…

Physical Descriptions of the Four Imams

By Imam Abu Abdullah Muhammad Ibn Ahmad al-Dhahabi [1] Abu Hanifah an-Nu’man bin Thabit: Abu Yusuf said: “Abu Hanifah was well-formed, was from the best of people in appearance, the most eloquent of them in speech, the sweetest in tone,…

Reviving Islam in South Africa: Mawlana Cassim Mohammed Sema

By DarulIhsan Edited by Faraz Abdul Moid The 300 years of Islam in South Africa have seen the influence of Shaykh Yusuf Makkasar رحمه الله dominate the first century with the establishment of Islam on [the shores of South Africa]. The…

Imām Sayyid Murtada al-Zabīdi and His Works

By Sidi Abu Hasan Edited by IlmGate Imām Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn Abd al-Razzāq al-Husayni al-Zabīdī, Abu’l Fayđ and is widely known as Murtađā az-Zabīdi. (1145-1205 AH/ 1732-1790 CE) He was a Hanafī scholar, lexicographer, linguist, a grandmaster…