Archive for June, 2009

June 15th, 2009 - 7:46 am § in Fiqh, Scholarship

Anfas al-Arifin: Fatawa Alamgiri

Salam.  As you some of you maybe aware, the ‘Fatawa Alamgiri’ or ‘Fatawa al-Hindiyyah’ as it is better known outside the Indian subcontinent was compiled by a panel of scholars on the orders of the Moghul Emperor Alamgir.  Perhaps Hanafi fiqh experts can comment in greater [...]

June 14th, 2009 - 6:55 am § in Other, Scholarship

Anfas al-Arifin: Burial In The Place For Shoes

Salam.  I believe the Shaykh Muhammad Baqi being referred to in the passage below may perhaps be Shaykh Baqi billah, the spiritual guide of Shaykh Ahmad al-Sirhindi.  The picture above of is of Shaykh Baqi billah’s shrine in Delhi.  Shah Waliullah mentions the following incident from his fa[...]

June 12th, 2009 - 6:26 pm § in Scholarship

Shaykh Abd al-Rahim al-Dehlawi-Father of Shah Waliullah

Salam.  As you have noticed I have posted a few articles from Shah Waliullah al-Dehlawi’s spiritual biography of his father named ‘Anfas al-Arifin’.  I thought it may be of benefit to post something brief regarding Shah Waliullah’s father: Shaykh Abd al-Rahim al-Dehlawi.  [...]

June 10th, 2009 - 7:02 am § in Uncategorized

Shaykh Ahmad al-Nuri of Marehra

Shaykh Ahmad al-Nuri From Hakim Abd al-Hayy al-Hasani’s ‘Nuzhat al-Khawatir’ (p.1166) Salam.  I found the following brief biographical entry for the spiritual guide of Mawlana Ahmad Rida Khan which I wanted to share with others who might find it of interest.  This same scholar wa[...]

June 7th, 2009 - 9:26 am § in Fiqh

Mawlid And The Scholars of India -3: Sh Abd al-Haq al-Dihlawi

Salam.  I found some additional material on the Mawlid from one of the major scholars of the subcontinent.  We have mentioned something from him previously in the original post on the topic. Shaykh Abd al-Haq Muhaddith al-Dihlawi said in his ‘Akhbar al-Akhyar’ (pg.624): O Allah, there [...]