by Mawlānā ‘Abdul Hayy al-Laknawī
When Jarh (narrator-criticism) and Ta‘dīl (narrator-accreditation) conflict with regards to a single narrator, in that some have criticised him and others have accredited him, then there are three views about this: Continue Reading
I was born in a place which is 100 kms away from Hyderabad, then my family migrated to Hyderabad after my birth. The time I stayed at my birth location is not known to me.My family purchased a house in Hyderabad and we all shifted to Hyderababd. I have been there for about 24 yrs (approx). Now I am working in Trivandrum, Kerala which is about 1000 kms from Hyderabad.If I go to Hyderabad for less than 15 days, do I need to perform Qasar in Hyderabad ?
If I go to my birth place for less than 15 days, do I need to perform Qasar? Continue Reading
If the obligation of a non-mujtahid is only to follow, or make taqlid, of qualified mujtahids, why do scholars insist on the added obligation of restricting one’s taqlid to a single madhhab?
The paper linked below addresses this question, providing a detailed explanation for the necessity of adhering to a single madhhab in all its rulings.
The obligation and its legal basis are supported by statements and opinions from major early authorities across the recognised schools of jurisprudence. It is argued that this ruling is not only more sound in the present context, but is also supported by strong positions from within each of the four madhhabs, with some of the early scholars having quoted consensus.
When we read Salawāt on the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) in compliance with the injunctions of the Qur’ān and Sunnah, what does it mean? What intention should we have when sending Salawāt on him (peace be upon him)? Continue Reading
There is some controversy amongst the scholars of Sharī‘ah regarding the etymology of the name “Allāh.” Some scholars assert that the name “Allāh” is a derived noun, consisting of the definite particle al (the) and the noun, ilāh (god) – meaning, “The God” –, while other scholars argued that it is a non-derived proper name for the Creator of all things. Continue Reading
‘Allāmah Qāsim ibn Qutlūbughā (802 – 879 H), the chief Hanafī jurist and muhaddith of his time, mentions in a treatise he wrote on Tarāwīh and Witr:
روى الحسن عن أبي حنيفة أنه قال: القيام في شهر رمضان سنة لا ينبغي تركها، وينبغي لأهل كل مسجد أن يصلوها في مسجدهم كل ليلة خمس ترويحات يؤمهم رجل يقرأ في كل ركعة عشر آيات أو نحوها يسلم من كل ركعتين وكلما يصلي ترويحة انتظر بين الترويحتين قدر الترويحة وينتظر بعد الخامسة قدر الترويحة ثم يوتر بهم فتصير عشرين ركعة سوى الوتر
Mawlana Saleemullah Khan, one of the most senior living Deobandī ‘ulamā’, writes:
Although the ‘ulamā’ of Deoband prevailed over every science and discipline with their sword of inclusiveness, yet their attachment to the science of fiqh is unparalleled. Continue Reading
A little known fact about the illustrious Hanafī Imām, Abu l-Husayn Ahmad ibn Muhammad al-Qudūrī (362 – 428 H), author of the widely-accepted Hanafī manual of fiqh, Mukhtasar al-Qudūrī, is his being counted amongst the many teachers of al-Khatīb al-Baghdādī (392 – 463 H) Continue Reading
Assalamualaykum on what basis do we make takfir of someone? Do we base that on a persons outer actions or are we none to judge someones inner self?
An extensive and thorough collection of authentic narrations on various aspects of the Great Imam of the Salaf, Imam Abu Hanifah Nu’man ibn Thabit, with brief commentary and critical analyses of the chains of narration (isnad).