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January 16th, 2018 - 9:34 pm § in Hadith, Makkah

40 Hadith Sawlatiyyah Students

Salam
One of the hidden elderly scholarly gems in the city of Mecca is Shaykh Abdul Qadir Dabwan, someone I have had the fortune to visit for several years now since coming to know of him.  It occurred to me on a visit to Mecca several years ago to ask about the students of the great Shaykh Abdullah al-Lahji, someone who I (and numerous others) love dearly for his phenomenal commentary on the Shamail.  When I asked our teacher Shaykh Khalid al-Turkestani about students of Shaykh al-Lahji, he replied, “The senior most living student in Mecca is Shaykh Abdul Qadir Dabwan, he has an itr shop near the Haram belonging to the Abdul Qadir Qurashi chain, more than this I do not know as I don’t have a contact number for him.”  This information was sufficient for me, and after the process of elimination and visiting a number of itr shops around the Haram al-Makki by the grace of Allah (Most High) I managed to locate Shaykh Abdul Qadir’s shop.   One of the texts he gifted me was the 40 hadith collection of his teacher written for the students of the Sawlatiyyah school.  Please find below a pdf of a translation of this text alongside explanatory footnotes I compiled for the aid of teachers.  This text received a small private print of 100 copies in 2011 from the Karima al-Marwaziyya Foundation and was studied in High Wycombe in the Ramadan of that year.
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From the blurb of the first edition is the following:
Shaykh Abdullah bin Saeed al-Lahji was born in Hadramawt, Yemen in 1343 Hijri. He studied extensively with a number of scholars in his native Yemen before coming to Makkah to perform Hajj in 1374 Hijri. He stayed for a year and in 1377 Hijri moved permanently to Makkah where he resided until he passed away in 1410 Hijri aged 67 years old.
During his time in Makkah he taught in the historic Al-Sawlatiyyahschool for 23 years as well as being honoured with teaching in the Masjid al-Haram.
Shaykh al-Lahji had a number of students, but is perhaps best known in scholarly circles for his amazing handwritten 2,200 page, four volume commentary on Qadi Yusuf al-Nabhani’s work on the Prophetic Shamail.
These 40 hadith were compiled by him for students of the Sawlatiyyah school, and was published during his lifetime. We hope this text will also be of benefit to English speaking students.

January 2nd, 2018 - 4:22 pm § in Hadith, Makkah

Download: Bayquniyyah with Notes of Shaykh Hasan al-Mashat

Salam Please find below a downloadable pdf of our publication of the Bayquniyyah poem on hadith terminology along with the notes of Shaykh Hasan al-Mashat (1899-1980), one the recent great Maliki Ashari scholars of Mecca (picture above).  Alhumdulillah we were able to pass on this work to some of t[...]


November 26th, 2017 - 8:17 pm § in Hadith, Sayyidi

Summary of the Shamail al-Tirmidhi by Shaykh Abd al-Hayy al-Kattani

Salam Dear friends, in the month of Rabi al-Awwal we are pleased to announce that you can now download the translation of the summary of the Shamail al-Tirmidhi by the notable scholar of the Maghrib:  Shaykh Abd al-Hayy al-Kattani.  This blessed text is an excellent introduction to the contents of[...]


August 31st, 2017 - 3:19 am § in al-Ahsa

Dua for the Day of Arafah

Salam This booklet is a combination of two works: Some virtues of the day of Arafah by Shaykh Abdullah bin Abi Bakr al-Mulla Supplications for the day of Arafah by Shaykh Abu Bakr al-Mulla (starting on page 41 of the pdf). -Saleh  [...]


August 29th, 2017 - 4:54 pm § in Hanbali Fiqh

Gathering at the Masjid on the Day of Arafah in the Hanbali School

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August 22nd, 2017 - 4:40 pm § in Hanbali Fiqh

Collective Supplication After the Prayer and Wiping the Face – Hanbali

Salam Please find below some points related to the hanbali school’s view on supplicating with the hands raised and wiping the face after completing the obligatory prayer. Shaykh Mansur al-Buhuti said in Kashaf al-Qina (1/367): The Imam supplicates after the Fajr and Asr prayers due to the pres[...]


August 13th, 2017 - 4:46 pm § in Scholarship

Medinan Hanafi Scholar: Shaykh Abd al-Baqi al-Ayyubi

Salam The picture above is of Shaykh Abd al-Baqi al-Ayyubi al-Luknawi, one of the great Hanafi scholars of the last 100 years from the illuminated city Medina. He is best known for his work Manahil al-Salsalah on Musalsal hadith which is regarded to be the most extensive work in this genre. A number[...]