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Rethinking Education Rethinking Education

By Khalid Baig
Although the Muslim world is facing many crises today, probably none has more far reaching consequences than the crisis of education. If in every area we find that our affairs are not being …

Clarification on Early Hadith Compilation Clarification on Early Hadith Compilation

By Mawlana Muhammad ibn Haroon Abasoomer
Imam Ibn Shihab Zuhri rahimahullah (d. 125 AH) features quite prominently in the discussion of Hadith compilation. It is commonly stated that he was the first to compile the Noble …

The Passing of of a Great Sufi Master: Mawlana Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar The Passing of of a Great Sufi Master: Mawlana Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar

By Mufti Siraj Desai
Edited by IlmGate
June 5, 2013
[On June 2, 2013 (corresponding to 23 Rajab)], a great luminary on the firmament of Islamic Spirituality was lost to the Ummah: Arif Billah Mawlana Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar, rahmatullahi …

Answering an Allegation Against Imam al-Subki Answering an Allegation Against Imam al-Subki

By Mawlana Taha Karaan
The charge leveled against Imâm Taqiyy ad-Dîn as-Subkî is that despite possessing all the requirements for ijtihâd, he did not perform ijtihâd, and preferred to remain within the bounds of his madhhab, …

Shaykh Tahir al-Jaza’iri Shaykh Tahir al-Jaza’iri

By Shoayb Ahmed
Editing by Shoaib Rasheed
The reformer and great scholar of Tafsīr, Ḥadīth, Fiqh, Uṣūl, history and the Arabic language, Ṭāhir b. Muḥammad Ṣāliḥ b. Aḥmad b. Mawhūb al-Samūni al-Jazā’iri al-Dimashqi (1852CE/1268AH – 1920 CE/1338AH), …

Mawlana ‘Abd al-Qādir Raipūri: A Life of Devotion & Spirituality Mawlana ‘Abd al-Qādir Raipūri: A Life of Devotion & Spirituality

By Mufti Mohammad Anwar Khan
Edited by Faraz Abdul Moid
Mawlana Shah ‘Abd al-Qādir Raipūri, the celebrated spiritual reformer and well-known guide of Tasawwuf in India, was born in 1296 AH in the village of Dhudiyan located in Sargodha …

Subjugation of Scholars and Religious Institutions in Colonial India Subjugation of Scholars and Religious Institutions in Colonial India

By Shaykh Zulfiqar Ahmad
 The Campaign of 1857 and English Terror
Two fronts were opened against the British in 1857 – one to the north of Amritsar commanded by Hadrat Jafar Than-Siri (ra), and the second just …

Orientalists and Hadith Scholarship: Some Reflections Orientalists and Hadith Scholarship: Some Reflections

By Shaykh Mohammad Akram Nadwi
In this article, Shaykh Akram Nadwi discusses the shortcomings – while also recognizing the value – of an “outsider’s” perspective on Islam, which in this case refers to Orientalists. One of …

How Hadith Came to India How Hadith Came to India

By Shaykh Abu’ l-Hasan ʿAli al-Hasani Nadwi (ra)
Taken from his foreword to Shaykh al-Hadith Mawlana Muhammad Zakariyya’s Awjaz al-Masalik, the acclaimed multi-voluminous commentary of Mu’watta Imam Malik.
Praise belongs to Allah Lord of the worlds, and blessings and …

Guidance Regarding the Celebration of Laylat al-Mi’rāj on the 27th of Rajab Guidance Regarding the Celebration of Laylat al-Mi’rāj on the 27th of Rajab

By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani (db)
Extracted from The Month of Rajab, Part 1 & Part 2
Rajab is the seventh month in the Islamic lunar calendar. This month was regarded as one of the sacred months …