e-Books

حكم العمل بالحديث الضعيف

This book is a masterpiece from My Honourable Teacher; Al-‘Allamatul Muhaddith, Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (hafizahullah) on the topic of Weak Hadiths, and their application. Several Hadith Masters of our era have commended the book. It’s a must read for any academic in the field of Islamic sciences. Download the PDF here (Arabic) I hope to prepare a summary of the main discussions in English in the near future insha Allah. May …

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المختار من فرائد النقول والأخبار

This is a beautiful Arabic booklet written by my Honourable Ustad, Al-‘Allamatul Muhaddith, Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (hafizahullah) in the 1970s. It is a collection of inspirational quotes and incidents from the pious predecessors. This book was written primarily for the young students of Islamic knowledge with two aims: a) To inspire them to follow in the footsteps of these pious, upright scholars. b) To enable them to recite Arabic correctly. Its …

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E-book; Ramadan related Hadith Q & A

In this brief booklet, some important matters related to the blessed month of Ramadan have been gathered. These articles are a collection which I have taken from my blog www.al-miftah.com, as well as the www.hadithanswers.com website. The reader is reminded to refer to a reliable Mufti/Darul-Ifta for fiqh related issues (fatwa). May Allah Ta’ala accept it and make it a means of guidance for all. Amin.   Download the E-book …

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From Our Perspective

In the recent past, due to several reasons, there has been a significant shift in the channel of Islamic information in our societies. In the past, our system of information was in line with the ancient methods; that is to acquire Islamic knowledge from heart to heart. This was done in madrasahs as well as via the mimbars of the masajid. Now that the world has become a global village, …

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The Crown of a Believer

The way we conduct ourselves speaks much of the values we hold. Likewise, the way we dress reflects our cultural heritage, religious values and speaks a language of its own. A religiously dressed person portrays piety and a definite set of values. ‘The Crown of a Believer’ is a book written by my colleague and friend; Mufti Husain Kadodia (may Allah protect him), in which he has detailed the status of …

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The recent ‘Maqra-ah’/Hadith Majlis trend

Attending a few gatherings of completion of Hadith books (like the khatm Bukhari) for the purpose of barakah etc is applaudable and encouraged. However, the recent trend of arranging public ‘maqra-ahs’ (also called Hadith Majlis; swift Hadith recitals) of Hadith books, like Sahih Bukhari etc. are indeed beneficial for the scholars, but harmful for the layman who doesn’t have a sound grounding in the basic subjects of the Islamic sciences. Such recitals should be …

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A contemporary english commentary on ‘Aqidah Tahawiyyah

The issue of ‘Aqidah has become a contemporary challenge for many muslims world-wide. Many followers of the Ahlus Sunnah have become confused due to their exposure to ‘unapproved’ commentaries on the brief yet marvellous book of Imam Tahawi (rahimahullah) My friend and colleague, Shaykh Fahim Hoosen (may Allah protect him) has done an excellent job in his recent work; a brief english translation and commentary of Al- ‘Aqida Al-Tahawiyya. A …

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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” …

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