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June 30th, 2010 - 10:05 am § in Sayyidi

Etiquettes For Reading The Burda

Salam I remember having read a while back something relating to the etiquette’s to be observed whilst reciting the Qasidat al-Burda.  I came across the following  in Allamah al-Kharputi’s commentary entitled Asidat al-Shuhdah p.3-4: “A number of conditions are necessary in order [...]

June 25th, 2010 - 5:44 pm § in Other

Shah Waliullah And His Link To The Ba-Alawi’s

Salam Please find below a brief article which I have finally had the chance to publish now.  As many of you will be aware, recent years have seen the growing popularity of the Ba Alawi order in the West, more specifically amongst young people whose background is from the Indian Subcontinent.  Musl[...]

June 24th, 2010 - 8:53 pm § in Fiqh

Placing The Hands In The Prayer: Ibn Taymiyyah

Salam I came across this interesting discussion on where the hands should be placed in the prayer.  It is from Allamah Ibn Taymiyyah’s commentary on Imam Ibn al-Qudama’s Hanbali fiqh matn entitled ‘Al-Umdah’.  Reading it I reflected back on how interesting it would have bee[...]

June 3rd, 2010 - 9:01 pm § in Other, Scholarship

Who Is Superior: Letter From Maqamat-e-Mazhari

Salam Reading through the Maqamat-e-Mazhari the following caught my attention.  The extract below is taken from a letter where Shaykh Mazhar Jan-e-Janan was questioned regarding whether Shaykh Abd al-Qadir al-Jaylani or Shaykh Ahmad al-Sirhindi was superior (Allah be pleased with them both).  I ho[...]