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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 …

The Beginnings of Arabic Grammar The Beginnings of Arabic Grammar

Photo Mohammad Ehsai, “Mohabbat (Compassion)” – 2011

By Masood Ranginwala
إِنَّا أَنزَلْنَاهُ قُرْآنًا عَرَبِيًّا لَّعَلَّكُمْ تَعْقِلُونَ
“Indeed, We have sent it, an Arabic Qur’an so that you all may understand.” (12:2)
قُرْآنًا عَرَبِيًّا غَيْرَ ذِي عِوَجٍ لَّعَلَّهُمْ يَتَّقُونَ
“It is …

Qadianism: A Critical Study (Part I) 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 Cave of Ashāb al-Kahf: Where and When? The Cave of Ashāb al-Kahf: Where and When?

By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Edited by Faraz Abdul Moid
The location of the cave of the Ashab al-Kahf has been an issue of much conflict amongst the Ulama and researchers. Where is the cave situated in which …

The Author of I’la al-Sunan: Mawlana Zafar Ahmad al-‘Uthmani al-Thanawi The Author of I’la al-Sunan: Mawlana Zafar Ahmad al-‘Uthmani al-Thanawi

By Shaykh ‘Abd al-Fattah Abu Ghuddah and Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Translated by Muzzammil Husayn
From the Introduction to I’la al-Sunan
As for the biography of Mawlana Shaykh Zafar Ahmad al-‘Uthmani (Allah Almighty have mercy on him), we …

The Absence of Revivalists Outside Islam The Absence of Revivalists Outside Islam

By Shaykh Abu ‘l-Hasan ‘Ali al-Nadwi
We find extremely few persons who have revived and renovated other religions. The absence of such teachers for hundreds or rather thousands of years in other religions is striking enough. …