From the Pen of Shaykh ‘Awwamah

Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah’s (hafizahullah) commitment to the service of Hadith

One of the Students of my Honourable Teacher; Al-‘Allamatul Muhaddith, Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (hafizahullah) who had visited the Shaykh (13 February 2021), to pay his respects and condolence after the demise of Shaykh’s wife (may Allah raise her ranks), witnessed Shaykh headed to his office on foot in the deep snow of Istanbul. (A picture of this scene was widely circulated on social media. Istanbul didn’t experience such heavy snowfall …

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The actual reason for our current pitiful state

My Honourable Teacher; Al-‘Allamatul Muhaddith, Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (hafizahullah) often cites the following eye-opening incident from the life of Sayyiduna Abud Darda (radiyallahu’anhu). Sayyiduna Abud Darda (radiyallahu’anhu) was given the title: ‘Hakimul Ummah’ [the wise one of the Ummah] by Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam). Shaykh (hafizahullah) says: ‘Among the wisdoms of Sayyiduna Abud Darda is the following:’ When the Muslim army conquered the Island of Cyprus (in the year 32 A.H.) …

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Feeling the pain of the Ummah

An essential part of the culture of Islam is for each individual to consider himself/herself as part of the same body. 1. Sayyiduna Nu’man ibn Bashir (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: ‘The believers in their mutual mercy, love and compassion are like a single body, when one limb is in pain the rest of the body joins in insomnia, fever and restlessness’ (Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: …

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Four deeds for increasing the memory

The following was written by My Honourable Teacher; Al-‘Allamatul Muhaddith, Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (hafizahullah) for the benefit of students of knowledge and all others who need it. Shaykh writes: The four deeds below are effective in increasing one’s memory and protection from forgetfulness: 1. Pray two rak’ats of nafl salah; in the first rak’ah after Surah Fatihah, recite فَفَهَّمْنَاهَا سُلَيْمَانَ ۚ وَكُلًّا آتَيْنَا حُكْمًا وَعِلْمًا ۚ وَسَخَّرْنَا مَعَ دَاوُودَ الْجِبَالَ …

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Tadribur Rawi – Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah

This valuable handbook in the field of Hadith sciences by ‘Allamah Suyuti (rahimahullah) was afforded its rightful extent of research by My Honourable Teacher; Al-‘Allamatul Muhaddith, Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (hafizahullah) in his edition of the book. Shaykh (rahimahullah) completed this book after spending approximately sixty years in the field of Hadith sciences. The exceptional value of this work can be gauged from the fact that this is a summary of …

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Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah’s view regarding Darul ‘Ulum Deoband

The view of the great scholar, researcher and Muhaddith, my esteemed teacher, Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah – Al-Halabi al-Madani regarding Darul ‘Ulum Deoband   The following is an extract from the speech that he delivered at the institute: “I have reliance upon, trust and love Darul ‘Ulum Deoband and its past and present scholars. I ask Allah, the Great, from His great bounty to favour it, its administrators and all similar places …

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Shaykh ‘Awwamah’s plea for preparing high calibre leaders of knowledge

While discussing the state of Islamic knowledge in the world currently, My Honourable Teacher; Al-‘Allamatul Muhaddith, Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (hafizahullah) mentioned a very important issue which I will paraphrase in the following paragraphs. These are the concerns of a veteran in the field of knowledge.  The weight of these concerns should be gauged from the fact that Shaykh (hafizahullah) has spent over half a century in the field of Islamic …

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Shaykh ‘Awwamah’s love for the Sunnah

My respected friend, Shaykh ‘Awwamah’s son, Dr Muhyuddeen (hafizhahullah), writes: ‘My respected father continuously encouraged his family in the home to adopt the various Sunnahs of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam). He encourages them by saying that these Sunnahs create closeness and love for Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) and being laxed in the Sunnah is a result of hardheartedness, and it distances a person from Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam). Among the Sunnahs …

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