From the Pen of Shaykh ‘Awwamah

دراسات الكاشف للذهبي

This book; Dirasatul Kashifi Lil Imamil Hafizidh Dhahabi, is an in-depth introduction to the field of Jarh & Ta’dil; which is the field of debating the reliability of the Hadith narrators. In addition to the other branches of Hadith sciences, My Honourable Teacher; Al-‘Allamatul Muhaddith, Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (hafizahullah) has a unique proficiency in this particular one. I have heard him say several times, that his work on Al-Kashif is a …

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القول البدیع في الصلاة على الحبيب الشفيع ﷺ

The book: Al Qawul Badi’ fis Salati ‘alal Habibish Shafi’ ﷺ is the world renowned, celebrated work of ‘Allamah Sakhawi (rahimahullah) on the topic of the virtues of salawat/durud upon Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam). The copy that was annotated by My Honourable Teacher; Al-‘Allamatul Muhaddith, Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (hafizahullah) is considered the most reliable one, as it was the final edited copy of the author. Download the PDF here

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أثَر الحديث الشريف

This book; Atharul Hadith… was written by My Honourable Teacher; Al-‘Allamatul Muhaddith, Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (hafizahullah) many years ago to stem the onslaught of the salafi mindset. This book has proven to be very effective in rectifying one’s outlook (manhaj) in the academic discussions of Hadith. The book enjoys universal acclaim and has been re-published many times.   Download the Pdf here

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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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Allamah Kawthari (rahimahullah)

‘Allamah Muhammad Zahid Al-Kawthari (rahimahullah) was among the most unique and spectacular Hanafi ‘Ulama of his time. Birth & early studies He was born in a small city near Duzce, Turkey, in the year 1296 A.H (1879). He began his quest for knowledge in Duzce itself until the age of 15. After first acquiring preliminary knowledge in Fiqh, Hadith, etc. with his father, he then began to benefit from other …

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Respect for one’s teachers

Al-Muhaddith Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah’s (hafizahullah) son; Shaykh Muhyuddin writes about his father: ‘I cannot remember my father ever talking on the phone whilst sitting when he spoke to his teacher; Shaykh ‘Abdul Fattah Abu Ghuddah (rahimahullah). Despite the many phone calls they shared, he always stood [out of respect] for his teacher. To the extent that as children, whenever we saw our father standing and talking on the phone, we …

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Rectified motives and reformed children

The Honourable Hadith expert of our times, Al-Muhaddith, Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (may Allah protect him) often states that the residents of Madinah Munawwarah regularly make the following du’a: اللّٰهُمَّ أَصْلِحِ النِّيَّةَ والذُّرِّيَّةَ Allahumma aslihin niyyah wadh dhurriyyah   Translation O Allah, rectify my intentions and reform my progeny. This brief yet profound du’a is much needed in the world today. Ponder: One who is bereft of the above two bounties …

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