Archive for March, 2009

March 28th, 2009 - 4:33 pm § in Sayyidi

Dying in Madinah by Nawab Siddiq Hasan Khan

Salam.  Perhaps ten years ago in the late 1990’s when my Arabic was even weaker than it is at the moment, I along with a friend attended some lessons of the ‘Ikhtiyar’ taught by the Syrian Hanafi jurist Shaykh Ahmad al-Jammal in Amman. We caught the tail end of his lessons on the [...]

March 19th, 2009 - 6:14 pm § in Other

Repentance (tawbah): Wasiyyah of Imam al-Haddad with Imam al-Habshi's Notes

Salam.  Please find below some brief selections from Imam al-Habshi’s commentary on his teacher Imam al-Haddad’s poem called ‘al-Wasiyyah’.  Please note that it is a rough draft and not a literal translation, and that the original commentary contains much more material from[...]

March 11th, 2009 - 6:13 pm § in Aqidah

Sharh Aqidah al-Awam of Sayyid al-Maliki: Introduction

Salam. Please find below the Introduction along with its commentary. I have omitted the inclusion of the discussion surrounding individual words which can be found in the commentary for a number of reasons. Inshallah perhaps they can be incorporated in the future. بسم اله الرحمن الرح[...]

March 10th, 2009 - 3:05 pm § in Aqidah

Sharh Aqidah al-Awam of Sayyid al-Maliki: The Story of The Poem

Salam One of my favourite Aqidah texts is the beginners poem on belief named ‘Aqidah al-Awam’ (The common/lay persons belief) written by Shaykh Ahmad al-Marzuqi al-Maliki.  I obtained a useful commentary on this poem many years ago by the Muhaddith of the Haramayn:  Sayyid Muhammad bin[...]

March 8th, 2009 - 10:11 pm § in Fiqh, Sayyidi

The Mawlid Is An Eid And The Malikis: Zarruq, Ibn Abbad and Ibn Ashir

Salam I have been away for a while attending to personal matters.  I hope the following post is of benefit, not least in this blessed month, and also for those who maybe wondering about the use of  the term of Eid being used for the Mawlid (as is the case in the Indo Pak subcontinent). […][...]