Physical Descriptions of the Four Imams
October 23, 2016 – 6:00 AM | 2 Comments

By Imam Abu Abdullah Muhammad Ibn Ahmad al-Dhahabi [1]
Abu Hanifah an-Nu’man bin Thabit:
Abu Yusuf said: “Abu Hanifah was well-formed, was from the best of people in appearance, the most eloquent of them in speech, the …

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Women’s Mosque? Women’s Empowerment? Women’s Mosque? Women’s Empowerment?

By Khalid Baig
Posted: 11 Rabi al-Thani 1436, 1 February 2015
The Women’s Mosque of America has started operations in Los Angeles. It is not a mosque per se, but the name of a non-profit organization. It began …

Reading: The Lost Legacy of Muslims Reading: The Lost Legacy of Muslims

By Mufti Zubair Bayat
Edited by Faraz Abdul Moid
Books – Windows of the Mind
“Books are to the mind what windows are to a home!” Imagine living in a home with no windows. How dark, how stale, how …

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 …

Grading the Narrations of Visiting the Blessed Tomb of the Prophet ﷺ Grading the Narrations of Visiting the Blessed Tomb of the Prophet ﷺ

By Mawlana Muhammad Abasoomar
Question #1:
 Are the following which are quoted to be hadith really hadith?
1. One who visits me after my death is as if he visited me during my life. 
2. One who visits my grave my …

The Hadith of the Sufis The Hadith of the Sufis

By Shaykh al-Hadīth Muhammad Yūnus Jawnpūrī
Translated by Muhammad Habib
[Shaykh al-Hadith Mawlana Muhammad Yunus Jaunpuri was asked why the scholars of hadith did not generally give credence to the hadiths reported by Sufis, despite their closeness …

Performing Hajj with Unlawful Wealth Performing Hajj with Unlawful Wealth

By Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari
Question:
My family and I are planning to do Hajj this year, Insha’Allah – this has raised many issues. I recently left a job as an Assistant Manager in a cinema:
Point …