Tag Archives: Contemporary Hadith discussions

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December, 2016

  • 15 December

    The Significance of the 15th of Sha’ban

    The 15th of Sha’ban, which is commonly referred to as “Laylatul Bara-ah” (refer: Tafsir Razi and Ruhul ma’ani, Surah 44. Ayah: 3) is one of the significant nights in the Islamic calendar. Ibnul Haj (rahimahullah) states: “The salaf (pious predecessors) would sanctify this night and prepare themselves for it in advance” (Al-Madkhal, vol.1 pg.299) Some people, due to being ill-informed actually refute the auspiciousness of this occasion. The following paragraphs serve …

September, 2016

  • 15 September

    The Right Choice

    In the fast developing world of today, a lot depends on “Making the Right Choice” Making the incorrect choice is sometimes detrimental, depending on the venture at hand. Conversely, at times one can live with its consequences or even make up for the loss. Deen is delicate When it comes to the affairs of one’s deen (Religion) the margin for error is very fine. Therefore making the correct choice is …

  • 10 September

    Intricacies in Hadith grading

    The purpose of this discussion is to illustrate that the conclusion of a particular Muhaddith is not necessarily final. Neither can it be enforced on others in the event of there being other legitimate opinions on that issue.   The system of grading Hadith is إجتهادى (Ijtihadi); open to difference of opinion. The procedure of classifying the merit of the narrators and the authenticity of the Hadiths is one which …

April, 2014

  • 14 April

    The Hadith which promises the reward of 100 Martyrs

    The following hadith is commonly quoted when emphasising the importance of the sunnah: “Whoever holds of to my sunnah at the time of corruption of my Ummah, will get the reward of a hundred martyrs”

February, 2014

  • 13 February

    33 Reasons to study under a Tutor

    Knowledge is attractive and it’s something everybody needs. However, when the correct procedure is not followed, the desired results are lost. The trend of self-study that has become ever so popular in the current times actually contributes to the destruction of pure knowledge. The boom of the internet and its search engines have also contributed to this trend. What follows is an in-depth look at the “Need for a Tutor” …

January, 2014

  • 25 January

    Who Knows Better?

    Some contemporaries, who degrade the Fiqh of the four Imams and their followers, actually do so because they view legitimate “difference of opinion” as evil. This is the reason for which they keep harping on the fact that we need to follow the Quran and Sunnah and not any of the Schools of Fiqh. This is an analysis of their claim. My Honourable Teacher, Al-Muhaddith, Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (may Allah protect …

February, 2013

  • 14 February

    Hanafi, Shafi’i or “Muhammadi”?

    We are often faced with the question: “Why do you follow Imam Abu Hanifah, Imam Malik or Imam Shafi’i etc (rahimahumullah)? Aren’t we supposed to follow Sayyiduna Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)? A unique perspective  My Respected Teacher, Al-Muhaddith Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (may Allah protect him and keep him in good health, and may Allah continue to allow us to benefit from Shaykh) writes: “It is crucial for every Muslim to …

January, 2013

  • 28 January

    Clarification on Early Hadith Compilation

    Imam Ibn Shihab Zuhri (rahimahullah) – Demise 125-  features quite prominently in the discussion of Hadith compilation. It is commonly stated that he was the first to compile the Noble Traditions of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). However, this is not entirely correct as it pushes the date of hadith compilation much further and opens the door for hadith rejectors to object. Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah’s research My Honourable teacher, Al-Muhaddith Shaykh …

December, 2012

  • 15 December

    Additional Spending on ‘Aashura Day

    There are several legitimate practices in Islam that have been wrongfully deemed as incorrect. In an era of religious melt-down, we cannot afford such incorrect assertions One such practice is: Spending on one’s family on the day of ‘Aashura (The 10th of Muharram)

  • 15 December

    Status of the Famous Hadith on the Virtues of Ramadan

    This an in-depth analysis of the Famous Hadith in which our Beloved Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) described Ramadan to the Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) by my Friend and Colleague: Moulana Bilal Ali of Chicago, Director of www.darulhikmah.com, Founder of www.attahawi.com and www.ilmgate.com Question: There is a Hadith that divides Ramadan into three periods. Is this Hadith authentic? Reply: After a detailed analysis of all the corroboratory chains of the Hadith in question, it can be …