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August 30th, 2008 - 11:54 am § in Scholarship

The First Female Teacher in Islam: Al-Shifa bint Abdullah

SalamWhilst looking for some information on the Shifa of Qadi Iyad I stumbled across a thread on the Arabic ‘ahl al-hadith’ forum which I thought may be of benefit to those who pass by this blog. I have summarized the main points from the biography posted on the site. *** NameShifa bint [...]

August 29th, 2008 - 6:22 pm § in Other

Nawab Siddiq Hasan Khan and Sufism

Salam. Inshallah we hope to have the rest of the chapter of fasting from ‘It-haf al-Talib’ up soon. In the meantime we would like to mention something we alluded to in previous posts, namely Nawab Siddiq Hasan Khans (one of the leaders of the Ahl al-Hadith movement in India) turning towards Sufi[...]

August 18th, 2008 - 9:02 pm § in Hadith

Hafidh Ibn Hajars Young Student: Imam al-Suyuti

Salam. The relationship between the great scholars of this ummah is an interesting one. I recently came across Allamah Abd al-Hay al-Luknawi’s work in which he corrects some of the mistakes found in the books of Nawab Siddiq Hasan Khan. Inshallah I hope to write some more in the near future about [...]

August 13th, 2008 - 12:02 pm § in Fiqh, Hadith

Nabi Allah Hud (Upon Him be Peace)

Salam. Found this following point of benefit about the fixing of a particular time for acts of worship which can sometimes confuse people, and specifically the visitation of Nabi Hud (Upon Him be peace) Found once again in Kashf al-Satoor (p.168) and adapted in my own words: *** It is a common pract[...]

August 12th, 2008 - 2:40 pm § in Hadith, Sayyidi

The Three Moons

Salam. I saw this version of a hadith which maybe known to some of you, I thought I would mention it as it is a little different to the other versions which are quoted frequently. Taken from Kashf al-Satoor (p.117) Wassalam *** The mother of the believers Aishah (Allah the Exalted be pleased with he[...]