Archive for May, 2009

May 31st, 2009 - 2:22 pm § in Fiqh

Imam Izz al-Din Abd al-Salam and Tawassul

Salam I saw someone recently narrate from a scholar the view that Imam Izz al-Din Abd al-Salam regarded Tawassul as being unlawful.  The attribution of this to him is incorrect as was explained by Shaykh Mahmud Saeed Mamduh in his landmark work on the documentation for the hadiths on the issue of t[...]

May 29th, 2009 - 10:12 am § in Aqidah

Sharh Aqidah al-Awam: Four Necessary Attributes of the Prophets

Chapter Two Regarding the Prophets and Messengers Blessings and Peace Be Upon Them (What is Necessary in Regards to Them-Possible For Them-Their Protection-Impossible With Regards to Them-Their Number Mentioned In the Quran) -What Is Necessary With Regards to Them (Blessings And Peace Be Upon Them) [...]

May 28th, 2009 - 8:05 pm § in Hadith

Drops of Rain: Seeking Knowledge

Salam.  My friend from the Reunion Islands who gifted me a copy of the ‘Awjaz al-Masalik’ is still slowly making preparations for his journey  to Tarim (Hadramawt) to further his studies.  Thus far in addition to Tarim he has been fortunate enough to study in Jordan and South Africa, [...]

May 27th, 2009 - 7:51 am § in Scholarship

Mawlana Anwarullah al-Faruqi: Student of Haji Imdadullah

Salam.  I wanted to share some information regarding this student of Haji Imdadullah Muhajir Makki who it is said was a faithful representative of his teachers ‘maslaki preferences’. As you will read he founded the Jamia al-Nizamia in Hyderabad which is an educational institution which [...]

May 26th, 2009 - 6:27 pm § in Other, Sayyidi

Anfas al-Arifin: Witnessing The Muhammadan Image

Salam.  Looking through the very enjoyable ‘Anfas al-Arifin’ of Shah Waliullah al-Dihlawi I came across the following passage which caught my attention.  I had read something similar to it on a discussion on the concept of  ‘Tasawwur al-Shaykh’ as practised by some  Sufi [...]