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In the Company of Luminaries – Mawlānā Zakariyya in His Own Words In the Company of Luminaries – Mawlānā Zakariyya in His Own Words

By Mawlana Muhammad Zakariyya al-Kandhlawi
Translated by Asim Ahmad
Edited by IlmGate
After hamd and salāt, this useless person (i.e. the author [1]) was born on the 11th of Ramadan, 1315 AH (February 3rd, 1898) at 11pm in …

The Distinguished Researcher and Litterateur: Mawlānā Manāzir Ahsan Gīlāni The Distinguished Researcher and Litterateur: Mawlānā Manāzir Ahsan Gīlāni

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“All of the manāzir of Manāzir Ahsan are ahsan.”
– Mawlānā Thānawi
Mawlana Manāzir Ahsan Gīlāni رحمه الله is often referred to as Muhaqqiq al-Islam (the researcher of Islam), Sultān al-Qalam (King of the Pen), and Mutakallim …

The History of Aghas in Madinah Munawwarah The History of Aghas in Madinah Munawwarah

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The history of Aghas — people dedicated to the service of the Two Holy Mosques — goes back hundreds of years. Although there are only about 10 left at the Prophet’s صلى الله …

Secrets of the Prophetic Chamber: Interview with the Custodians of the Rawdah Sharīfah Secrets of the Prophetic Chamber: Interview with the Custodians of the Rawdah Sharīfah

Contributed by Nuruddinzangi

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
اللهم صل على محمد وعلى آل محمد، كما صليت على ابراهيم وعلى آل ابراهيم، انك حميد مجيد
اللهم بارك على محمد وعلى آل محمد، كما باركت على ابراهيم وعلى آل …

An Introduction to Hadrat Mawlānā Ahmad ‘Ali, the Hadīth Scholar of Sahāranpūr An Introduction to Hadrat Mawlānā Ahmad ‘Ali, the Hadīth Scholar of Sahāranpūr

By Hafiz Abu Unaysah Muhammad Habib
Mawlana Ahmad ‘Ali ibn Lutf Allah al-Hanafi al-Maturidi al-Saharanpuri was among the special students of the great hadith scholar of Delhi, Shah Muhammad Ishaq ibn Muhammad Afdal al-Dehlawi al-Muhajir al-Makki, who …

Services of the Indian ʿUlamā to Bukhāri Studies: A Timely Contribution Services of the Indian ʿUlamā to Bukhāri Studies: A Timely Contribution

By Mawlana Dr. Khalīl al-Rahmān Sajjād Nu’māni [1]
ABSTRACT [2]: The Indian Subcontinent has been an important center of Hadith sciences in the Muslim world throughout history. This article focuses on two Indian Hadith scholars who made tremendous …

Understanding Sayyiduna ‘Ali’s Absence from the Campaigns of the First Three Khalifahs Understanding Sayyiduna ‘Ali’s Absence from the Campaigns of the First Three Khalifahs

By Shaykh Taha Karaan
Question: Why did Hadhrat Ali (Radhiallaahu Anhu) not participate in the wars during the ruling of the first 3 Caliphs? If Hadhrat Ali had no differences with the first three Khalifas, why …

Regarding Imām Abū Hanīfah Studying Under Imām Ja’far al-Sādiq Regarding Imām Abū Hanīfah Studying Under Imām Ja’far al-Sādiq

By Shaykh Taha Karaan
Regarding Imam Abu Hanifah’s allegedly having studied under Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq, please be informed as follows:
Imam Abu Hanifah was the pupil and intellectual successor of his mentor, Hammad ibn Abi Sulayman, …

Did ‘A’ishah (r) Advocate the Murder of ‘Uthman (r)? Did ‘A’ishah (r) Advocate the Murder of ‘Uthman (r)?

Answered by Shaykh Taha Karaan
Question:
Hadrat ‘A’ishah was a severe critic of Hadrat Uthman. How is it that following his murder, she chose to rebel against Imam Ali (as) on the premise that his killers should …

The Ramadān of Mawlānā Rashīd Ahmad al-Gangohi The Ramadān of Mawlānā Rashīd Ahmad al-Gangohi

By Shaykh Muhammad Zakariyya al-Kandhlawi
I have written in Aap Beeti Vol. 6 under the heading of spiritual exertion that while dictating the practices of Hadrat Rashid Ahmad Gangohi in Ramadan, I wanted to note it …