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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 …

Qāri Abdul Bāsit and the Communists: A Story of a Miracle of the Qur’an Qāri Abdul Bāsit and the Communists: A Story of a Miracle of the Qur’an

By Hadhrat Shaykh Zulfiqar Ahmad
Extracted from The Treasure of this World and the Hereafter
In 1987, Qari Abdul Basit was visiting America, the same Qari Abdul Basit whose cassettes of the Holy Quran have become famous. …

Indian Scholarship of the Past Two Centuries Indian Scholarship of the Past Two Centuries

By Muzzammil Husayn
Shah Wali Allah al-Dehlawi (d. 1762) revived the spirit of Islamic scholarship in India. In light of this revival below follows a comprehensive list of the Indian scholars over the last two centuries whose …

Shaykh Ahmad ‘Ali Diwan Lajpuri Shaykh Ahmad ‘Ali Diwan Lajpuri

By Shaykh Uwais Namazi
Sheikh Ahmad ʿAlī Diwān Lājpūrī (1919-2011)
This obituary was inspired by Dr. Akram Nadwī’s speech at Masjid al-Falah (Leicester) on Saturday 12 March 2011, a day after the Sheikh’s funeral. His Urdu speech …

Narrations on the Piety of Imam Abu Hanifah Narrations on the Piety of Imam Abu Hanifah

By Zameelur Rahman
Imam Abu Hanifah, despite his mastery in the Islamic sciences, was recognised for his piety (taqwa), scrupulousness (wara’) and worship (‘ibadah). In the following I will quote a few excerpts from Imam al-Khatib …