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The Great and Splendid Gnostic: Shaykh Imdad Allah al-Faruqi al-Thanawi The Great and Splendid Gnostic: Shaykh Imdad Allah al-Faruqi al-Thanawi

By ‘Allamah Sayyid ‘Abd al-Hay ibn Fakhr al-Din al-Hasani
Translated by Ismaeel Nakhuda
[Also known as Haji Imdadullah Muhajir Makki]

The Shaykh, the Great and Splendid Gnostic (‘Arif), the Migrant to the blessed city of Makkah Imdad Allah …

Some Aspects of the Muslim Educational System in Pre-Colonial India Some Aspects of the Muslim Educational System in Pre-Colonial India

By Amer Bashir
The aim of this paper is to bring to light some of the hitherto less known aspects of the Muslim Educational System in pre-colonial India.  By pre-colonial India, we refer to the time …

Religious Bravery Religious Bravery

By Shaykh Muhammad ‘Izaz ‘Ali
Translated By Kamil Uddin
Amongst the lectures of the second Caliph, ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab (may Allah be pleased with him) is a lecture in which he stated, “O mankind! If anyone amongst …

Tahāwism Tahāwism

By A.K.M Ayyub Ali, M.A, Ph.D
Tahawi’s Life and Works
Abu Ja’far Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Salamah al‑Azdi, al‑Hajri, al‑Tahawi, was born at Taha, a village in upper Egypt. His forefathers came from the Yemen to Egypt …

Lament for the Fall of Seville (1267) Lament for the Fall of Seville (1267)

By Abu al-Baqa’ al-Rundi (d.1285),
Translated from Arabic by James T. Monroe
Little is known of Abu al-Baqa’ al-Rundi, a poet from Ronda who died in 1285. This poem was written in the hope of …

Shaykh Salman al-Husayni al-Nadwi Shaykh Salman al-Husayni al-Nadwi

By Mawlana Bilal Ali
 
Birth and Lineage
 
Salman ibn Tahir al-Husayni al-Nadwi, born in 1954 AD in the city of Lucknow, was born into a pious, noble, and erudite family of scholars. His lineage can be traced …

Hāfiz ‘Abdur Razzāq al-San’āni and Imām Nasā’i on Mu’āwiyah رضي الله عنه Hāfiz ‘Abdur Razzāq al-San’āni and Imām Nasā’i on Mu’āwiyah رضي الله عنه

By Shaykh Taha Karaan

Question:
Recently, I have been told by a brother, that Hafiz Abdur Razzaq al-San’ani and Hafiz Nasa’i had slandered and defamed Sayyidna Amir Mu’awiyah, Radi-Allahu anhu. He also told me that Hafiz Nasa’i …