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

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

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 of our teachers were taught by students of Shaykh Abd al-Baqi, such as Shaykh Muhammad al-Mulla and Shaykh Muhammad Yasin al-Fadani.
Only a handful scholars today remain (to my knowledge) who are able to transmit the Manahil al-Salsalah with all of its conditions. I queried Shaykh Khalid al-Turkestani about the Manahil and Shaykh al-Fadani, he mentioned to me that he did not have the opportunity to read the full text with Shaykh al-Fadani but rather took some narrations from him from the text, he was however permitted to borrow Shaykh al-Fadani’s copy of the Manahil and transcribe his notes from his personal reading to the author.
Here is a link to a biography of Shaykh Abd al-Baqi:

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August 10th, 2017 - 6:52 pm § in Other, Scholarship

Isnad for Archery Bow Making

Salam Archery has over the past few years become increasingly popular amongst the Muslim community in the UK.  This is primarily due to several Prophetic narrations regarding the virtue of this activity such as: The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “Whoever learns[...]

August 8th, 2017 - 8:38 pm § in Sayyidi

Introduction to Dalail & Dua Khatam

Salam, The following pdf is a combination of two texts which were produced for a one day reading of the Dalail al-Khayrat with sanad in 2011. The pdf consists of: 1. An introduction to the Dalail al-Khayrat including a biography of Imam al-Jazuli, praise of the book by scholars of the past and point[...]

August 6th, 2017 - 6:04 pm § in Hanbali Fiqh

The Hanbali School on the Turban

The position of the Hanbali School Regarding the Turban and it’s Description The ruling for the turban in the Hanbali School is that it is sunnah.  Allamah al-Saffarini said in his commentary on the poem regarding Adab: The description of the turban in accordance with the sunnah: The sunnah o[...]

August 1st, 2017 - 5:05 pm § in Hanbali Fiqh

Raising Hands After Standing from Tashahhud – Hanbali

Raising the hands after getting up from Tashahhud Some people mistakenly think that raising the hands up to the shoulders at the time of standing up straight from the first tashahhud is the relied upon (Mutamad) position of the Hanbali School.  This is not correct, though it was chosen by some of t[...]

July 30th, 2017 - 10:20 pm § in Uncategorized

Hanbalis and Cat Food

Salam This last year I undertook some studies of hanbali fiqh of worship via listening to recorded lessons, reading with a teacher in Kuwait over skype and corresponding with teachers in Saudi Arabia regarding specific issues. Coming from a hanafi background it has been a breath of fresh air for me,[...]

June 16th, 2017 - 7:06 pm § in Other, Sayyidi

Gatherings of Hope

Salam, Please find in this pdf a collection of short works which can be recited during a gathering or when alone. The works are taken from a variety of celebrated scholars and consist of the following: 1, Qasīda ‘Iqd al-Thamīn by Shaykh Abu Bakr al-Mullā : A poem in praise of the Prophet (Allah[...]