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July 31st, 2005 - 9:56 pm § in Hadith

Battle of Badr

A dear brother recently returned refreshed from a rihla to Madinah al-Munawwarah, armed with his pictures and video clips he enlightened me and others with the reminder of the various sites that the group he was with had visited in the course of their trip. During his mention of their visit to Badr,[...]

July 30th, 2005 - 7:16 pm § in Hadith, Sayyidi

Darud Sharif – Before i forget !

One of the best, if not THE best work written on sending salutations upon the Prophet (Sallalahu Alaihi Wassalam) is the al-Qawl al-Badi of Imam al-Sakhawi, the reknowned student Hafidh Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani. I have en edition of the work with poor editing and typo’s, very poor for a publishin[...]

July 28th, 2005 - 9:52 am § in Hadith

Daeef Hadith and Fadail al-Amal

A common misconception is that weak hadith have no value in Islam, this is an incorrect presumption on the part of many well meaning muslims who have unwittingly bought into the ‘Sahih only’ mindset pushed by the salafi movement, at its head being Sheikh Nasir al-Albani (May Allah Most H[...]

July 27th, 2005 - 7:26 pm § in Aqidah

Qattar Sunni- definitions of orthodoxy

Salam What is a Sunni is something which has plagued us all at some time, from those who have faced the inquisition at the local masjid about their “aqidah”, or on the other hand have had to trawl through all the different groups vying for a young muslims mind and soul, some clarity on t[...]

July 26th, 2005 - 4:03 pm § in Fiqh, Hadith

Eid Prayer by Mufti Taqi al-Uthmani

A while back many moons ago some people in our town raised the issue of the evidences for the hanafi method of offering the eid prayer, and questioned its reliability resulting in some confusion in the minds of some youngsters. The very useful lecture notes to the hadith book Jami al-Tirmidhi came i[...]