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“The Pride of Kashmir” – Book Review of Anwar Shah Kashmiri’s Biography “The Pride of Kashmir” – Book Review of Anwar Shah Kashmiri’s Biography

Reviewed by Dr. Javid Iqbal
Edited by IlmGate
Book: The Pride of Kashmir
Author: Professor Nazir A Qadiri
Release Date: December 2015
There is a dearth of literature available on one of the most profound scholars Kashmir has …

Reviving Islam in South Africa: Mawlana Cassim Mohammed Sema 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 …

Imām Sayyid Murtada al-Zabīdi and His Works 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, …

The Disagreements Between Alī and Mu’āwiyah رضي الله عنهما The Disagreements Between Alī and Mu’āwiyah رضي الله عنهما

By Bilal Mohammad
Question
Please explain the story of Mu’āwiyah and Alī رضي الله عنهما in detail about what happened and [did] they [fight] each other for [ruling the Caliphate]?
Answer
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most …

The Eminence of Abdullāh Ibn Mas’ūd and the Hanafī School’s Connection to Him The Eminence of Abdullāh Ibn Mas’ūd and the Hanafī School’s Connection to Him

By Abu Humayd
Imām Abū Ḥanīfah’s chain of knowledge is as follows:
Imām Abū Ḥanīfah
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Ḥammād Ibn Abī Sulaymān
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Ibrahīm al-Nakha‘ī
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‘Alqamah Ibn Qays
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‘Abdullāh Ibn Mas‘ūd
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Rasūlullāh ﷺ
1. Imām Abū Ḥanīfah …

Reflections on Hijrah and the Muslim Calendar Reflections on Hijrah and the Muslim Calendar

By Shaykh Mohammed Amin Kholwadia
The Qur’an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (upon him blessings and peace) over a span of twenty-three years. The Prophet recited each verse according to its pre-ordained order in the …

لبيك اللهم لبيك: The Passing of Mufti Muhammad Fārūq Meeruti لبيك اللهم لبيك: The Passing of Mufti Muhammad Fārūq Meeruti

By Faraz Abdul Moid
October 10th, 2015
إنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون
The passing away of prominent scholar from Meerut, India – Mufti Muhammad Fārūq Meeruti – has been confirmed. He had been missing since the tragic stampede …

Mawlānā Muhammad Mustafa Azami & His Contributions to Hadīth  Mawlānā Muhammad Mustafa Azami & His Contributions to Hadīth 

By Mohammad Najeeb Qasmi (Riyadh)
Translated by Nehal Anwar Qasmi (Najran)
Edited by IlmGate
Mawlana Shaykh Dr. Muhammad Mustafa Azami was born in Mau, Uttar Pradesh, India around 1930 AD (1350 AH). He graduated from a well-known Islamic …

An Amazing Dream: Meeting Between Shaykh Fazlur Rahmān Azmi and Shaykh Zuhayr ibn Nāsir An Amazing Dream: Meeting Between Shaykh Fazlur Rahmān Azmi and Shaykh Zuhayr ibn Nāsir

By Mufti Atiqur Rahman Azmi
Translated by Muhammad Abdul Khaliq Yusuf
Edited by IlmGate
Shaykh Zuhayr ibn Nāsir al-Nāsir resides in Madīna Munawwara. He is a Ḥanafī and is inclined to taṣawwuf. Some of Shaykh al-Ḥadīth’s students went …

An Obituary of the Humble Ascetic: Shaykh Shukri al-Luhafi (1920-2015) An Obituary of the Humble Ascetic: Shaykh Shukri al-Luhafi (1920-2015)

By Shaykh Mohammed Daniel al-Muhajir al-Dimishqi
Edited by IlmGate
July 22, 2015
إنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون، إن لله ما أخذ وله ما أعطى وكل شيىء عنده بأجل مسمى 
عن الحسن قال: “كانوا يقولون: موت العالم ثلمة في الإسلام …