Archive for January, 2010

January 28th, 2010 - 10:57 am § in Fiqh, Scholarship

Shah Waliullah al-Dehlawi's Chain For Hanafi Fiqh

Salam I found the chain of Shah Waliullah for Hanafi fiqh in the second of volume of his Al-Intibah fi Salasil al-Awliyah, also called Ithaf al-Nabih (p.281): “As for the madhab of Imam Abu Hanifah (Allah have mercy on him) I gained knowledge of it by reading the whole of the Hidayah by means [...]

January 27th, 2010 - 10:54 am § in Fiqh, Hadith

Mixing With People Or Avoiding Company

Salam I recently saw this interesting discussion in the commentary on Imam al-Bukhari’s Adab al-Mufrad by Shaykh Fadlullah al-Jaylani, a former lecturer at the Jamia al-Uthmaniyyah in Hyderabad, India.  The hadith which he comments on is as follows: “388- …Ibn Umar relates from th[...]

January 20th, 2010 - 10:30 am § in Other

Spiritual Connections

Salam Please find below a rough draft for what Shah Waliullah mentions in his Anfas al-Arifin pp 99-100 quoting from his father that: “He said that in the beginning I wished to keep a continuous fast.  I turned my attention to the Prophet (Upon him be peace).  I saw in a waking state (bi cha[...]

January 18th, 2010 - 11:13 am § in Other

About Me

Salam I came across Imam al-Dhahabi’s citing of the letter below which reminded me of the humility of our true scholars.  In an age of pomp, titles and entourages it is refreshing to read and more so meet living examples of humility. A recent example which comes to mind was meeting Shaykh Ali[...]

January 14th, 2010 - 2:38 pm § in Fiqh

Why Make Taqlid Of Only One Madhab?

Salam Recently someone raised the issue of the evidences for the common person making taqlid (following qualified scholarship) of a Madhab (school of law).  This query is still a common question asked by many educated people who take an interest in their religion, whilst also feeling  uneasy with [...]