Scholar’s Hive

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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An interesting incident on Bukhari recitals

The following is extracted from a book written by Hazrat Moulana Yusuf Motala saheb (hafizahullah) of UK. entitled: Hazrat Shaykhul Hadith and I, pg.30. Hazrat Shaykh,[ Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya Kandehawi (rahimahullah)] spent the Ramadan of 1393 A.H [October 1973] in the Holy lands. since I had to perform Haj with my wife and aunt, I could not present myself for Shaykh’s service in that Ramadan. The Arab/Israel war took place …

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The Soldiers of the night

My Honourable Ustad, Al-‘Allamatul Muhaddith, Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (hafizahullah) mentioned this incident recently when we were discussing the topic of support for ‘ilm, ‘Ulama and the knowledge of Din. Shaykh said this is an incident that needs to be shared with the public for their benefit. Shaykh also wrote this incident in his book entitled, Al-Mukhtar min faraidin Nuqul wal Akhbar.   Nidhamul Mulk was in his time a minister for …

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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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The Great Virtue for Supporting a Student of Islamic Knowledge

There was a person studying by the Famous, Maliki Scholar (who was the son of another great Maliki Scholar); Imam Muhammad ibn Sahnun (rahimahumallah). This student’s father came to the teacher (and what an excellent father he was). He said to the Teacher: I will take care of my son’s expenses by working myself, so I do not distract him from him studies. Imam Ibn Sahnun (rahimahullah) replied: ‘Do you …

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Changing the route from the ‘Eid Salah

Sayyiduna Jabir (radiyallahu’anhu) reports that when it was the day of ‘Eid, Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) would attend and return from the ‘Eid salah using different routes. (Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 943)   Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) –the famous commentator of Sahih Bukhari- has written twenty reasons as to why Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) would have done so: So that either both pathways, or the Angels, inhabitants, and creatures along both …

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Who should/could attend the Bukhari graduation gatherings?

It’s a common practice in many parts of the world whereby reliable ‘Ulama that complete their lessons of Sahih Bukhari invite the public to share in the blessings of the final lesson. Some individuals incorrectly object to this practice. The following is an explanation of the validity and merit if such a practice. May Allah Ta’ala increase such gatherings throughout the globe. Amin   Attending gatherings wherein the Hadith of …

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Reciting Hadiths of Sahih Bukhari to repel calamity

It is a famous statement among the Muhaddithun: ‘When reciting Hadith, Allah Ta’ala’s special mercies descend.’ (Tadribur Rawi, vol.4 pg.540)   During times of difficulty, fear and hardship, in addition to Quran recital and other forms of du’a etc, one practice of our pious predecessors; recent and ancient is to recite the entire Sahih Bukhari in order to draw Allah Ta’ala’s special mercy. Sahih Bukhari consists of among the most …

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Why is the udhiyah/qurbani of one sheep not sufficient for the obligation of an entire family?

In the recent past, there has been an article circulating electronically which has spread confusion regarding the Hanafi position on the slaughter of one animal per eligible person during Eidul Adha. This brief article seeks to clarify the matter and to remove the confusion from the minds of the Hanafi followers. There are three parts to this response: Explanation of the Hanafi view on this topic. Quoting the proofs for …

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