In the Name of Allāh There are 2 things: 1) the authenticity of Hadith; in which the status of the Hadiths' text and chain is concerned, and 2) the authority of Hadith; in which the authority that Hadith holds in Islamic rulings is concerned. Since early Islamic History, there has been groups that have objected… Continue reading Hadith Rejectors: Arguments & Obstacles
Allah (ﷻ) has blessed us with ‘aql above the animals, who merely act according to their desires. At the same time however, ‘aql is not boundless and all-powerful. If we were to look at the verses of the Qur’an closely, it’s clear that its recipients (ie prophets) and its targets (ie humankind) are rational human… Continue reading Reason and Revelation [‘Aql & Naql]
Equalizing a weak ḥadīth with a fabricated ḥadīth is one of the widespread errors of time. I’ve encountered and been directed to several so called social media ‘duʿāt’ that so very recklessly spread the idea that the rulings of sharīʿah are restricted to only authentic ḥadīth (& unquestionably the Qur’ān) when this is absolutely not… Continue reading Book Review: The Error of Equalizing Weak Narrations with Fabricated Narrations
Ibn Āi'sha says: "I saw Abū Nuwās in a dream after his death so I asked: 'What did Allah ﷻ do with you? He said: He ﷻ forgave me. I said: 'With what?' He replied: 'For having good expectations of Him (حسن الظن), go ask so and so what he saw whilst he bathed me?'.… Continue reading Power of Hope and The Manifestation of Allah’s Mercy.
Baqī bin Makhlad al-Andalusī born (d.276 A.H.), travelled to Baghdad from Spain on feet when he was around 20 years old. His purpose was to meet Imām Ahmad bin Hanbal and take Hadīth from him. He relates: “When I got close to Baghdad, it reached me that Imām Ahmad was on House Arrest, and it’s… Continue reading An Exemplary Student
Mishkāt al-Maṣābīḥ and the criticism of some of its narrations based on the treatise of Ḥāfiẓ ibn Ḥajar Mishkāt al-Maṣābīh (lit. the niche of lanterns) is a hadith collection originally compiled as Maṣābīḥ as-Sunnah (lit. the lamps of Sunnah) by Imām Muḥy as-Sunnah Abū Muḥammad Ḥusayn ibn Masʿūd al-Farrāḥ al-Baghawī (d.1122) rahimahullah, a famous Tatar… Continue reading Mishkāt al-Maṣābīḥ: The criticism of some of its narrations
This book is an excellent book for shuyūkh, asātidhā, muʿallimāt and educators in general, to read. It discusses the character of Nabi ﷺas a muʿallim and the usage of his various methodologies to educate those around him, whether young or old, male or female, in effective ways. The author, Shaykh Abdul Fattāh, has collected many… Continue reading Review: Prophet Muhammad ﷺ: The Teacher and His Teaching Methodologies
In the name of Allāh, the Compassionate, the Merciful Undoubtedly, the Qur’ān and Hadīth are the primary sources of our sharīʿah. However, the idea that the deduction of Sharīʿah’s Legals Rulings are restricted to only authentic ahadīth is a false misconception and a great error. It’s unfortunate how in many gatherings, the equalization… Continue reading Is Fadhā’il A’māl reliable?
In the name of Allāh Two of the primary terminologies of Hadith are Ṣaḥīḥ and Ḥasan. Although the absence/weakness of only 1 of the 5 conditions of Ṣaḥīḥ (ḍabṭ) make the Hadith Ḥasan, they are not on the same level, rather, they’re almost opposites. For this reason, using ‘Ṣaḥīḥ’ and ‘Ḥasan’ synonymously or together doesn’t… Continue reading Imām Tirmiḍī’s “Hadīthun Hasanun Sahīhun”
A few brief points: ➖“Kitābul Āthār”— a Hadith compilation of Imām Abū Hanifah's Ahadith is mentioned to be the oldest book in the Ummah today which contains only authentic Ahadīth which was compiled in the 2nd quarter of the second century. ➖Whichever books were written before Kitābul Āthār were not written in any specific order… Continue reading Book Review: A glimse at Kitābul Āthār
It's been related by many historians such as Ibn Khalliqān, aẓ-Ẓahabī, Ibn al-Jawzī, and Suyūṭī رحمهم الله that Abū Bakr bin Mujāhid said: "I was in the company of Abul 'Abbās Tha'lab, when he said to me: 'Oh Abū Bakr, the people of Qur'ān engaged themselves with the Qur'ān, and succeeded. The people of Ḥadīth… Continue reading The Essence of Knowledge