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Imam Abu Hanifah and Hadith

By Shaykh ‘Abd al-Hafiz al-Makki
Translated by Ismaeel Nakhuda
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abuhanifaTranslator’s foreword

The following is a translation of the introduction (by Shaykh ‘Abd al-Hafiz al-Makki) to Shaykh Latif al-Rahman al-Bahraichi al-Qasmi’s Al-Rasa’il al-Thalathah al-Hadithiyyah, a collection of three hadith compilations containing narrations transmitted by Imam Abu Hanifah Nu‘man ibn Thabit. It was during the Hajj of 2009 that I was sat in a tent in Mina, a stone throw away from the Jamarat, when I was forced to listen to a young man’s rant on how weak Imam A‘zam Abu Hanifah apparently was in hadith.

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Pakistan sending troops to Iraq to assist U.S. army

By Mufti Taqi Uthmani (db)
Translated by Ebrahim Saifuddin


paksendarmyQuestion:

After request by the United States of America, Pakistan is thinking of sending its troops to Iraq to assist the U.S. army. Is it permissible for the Government of Pakistan to send its troops to Iraq to assist the U.S. army?



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The Special Characteristics of the Maliki Madhhab

By Shaykh Muḥammad al-Ta’wīl
Scholar and Teacher at Al-Qarawiyyīn Central Mosque Fes, Morocco
Translated by Abdullah bin Hamid Ali
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7 Ramadan 1425 / October 21, 2004


malikimadhhabThe following translation has been adopted from the annual Ramadan lectures delivered in the presence of the King of Morocco, Muḥammad VI. The lessons were originally initiated by his father, King Ḥasan II. Consequently, the lessons are referred to as “Ḥasan’s Lessons” (Al-Durūs Al-Ḥasaniyya). An Arabic transcript of the main text of the speech can be found at the following link: http://hidayamosque.free.fr/Shari3a/5a9a2e9.php


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An Easy Path to Jannah

By Mufti Muhammad Rafi’ Usmani
Translated by Shaykh Yusuf Laher
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easypath(Translator’s Foreword – In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. All praises are due unto Allah Most High who has blessed us with iman and made us from the Ummah of Sayyidina Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace).

This publication before you is a translation of a lecture delivered by the current Grand Mufti of Pakistan, Mawlana Mufti Muhammad Rafi’Usmani, and was delivered at the ‘Majlis Siyanatul Muslimin’, an annual ijtima’ (gathering) which takes place at Lahore, Pakistan, and was initiated by those linked to Hakim al-Ummah Mawlana Ashraf ‘Ali Thanawi (may Allah have  mercy on him). People gather here, where the mashayikh deliver lectures and offer advice, and souls receive nourishment.

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Imam Zafar Ahmad Uthmani

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zafaruthmaniHe was the authoritative scholar of the Islamic sciences, the Qur’anic exegete, Hadith expert, jurist, and Sufi, Zafar Ahmad ibn Latif ‘Uthmani al-Thanawi. He was born the 13th of Rabi’ al-Awwal, 1310 ah. His mother died when he was only three, so his grandmother raised him. She was a righteous woman who had performed the hajj. She raised him well, and he benefited from her rectitude and piety (taqwa).

At the age of five, he began studying and memorizing the Qur’an with the principal reciters. At age seven, he began studying Urdu and Persian, as well as mathematics, with the great scholar and author, Mawlana Muhammad Yasin, the father of Mawlana Mufti Muhammad Shafi’ ‘Uthmani.

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How to Perform Salah (For Women)

Compiled by Ebrahim Saifuddin


masjidThe following is the complete method of performing a 2 Raka’at Salah for women.

It is important to read the note at the end of this article to learn the way to offer 3 and 4 Raka’a Salah.

There are certain acts of Salah that are fardh, sunnah etc but these are not covered in this compilation. Other books of fiqh like "Behishti Zewar" should be consulted in order to learn those along with a myriad of rulings regarding Salah and Taharah.

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Marriage without Wali

By Ebrahim Saifuddin

Introduction

Women require a wali (guardian) who ensures and secures their rights. The question over here is whether the woman needs permission from her wali to marry or whether she has the right to marry anyone whom she likes without permission. The Shafi’i, Maliki and Hanbali schools say that nikah entered into by a woman herself, without the permission of her wali, is invalid and void. The Hanafi ruling on this matter is that a woman can enter into a marital contract by herself without permission from her wali. The definition of such a “woman” will come later on and it does not incorporate every woman.

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What can I read in Witr if I do not know Qunoot?

By Ebrahim Saifuddin


Qunoot is to be recited in Witr but there are other du’a which a person can recite if he or she does not know Qunoot. However, these are permitted to be recited during that time in which the person is making effort to memorize Qunoot. These are not a permanent substitute for Qunoot. The following is Qunoot, which must be memorized by everyone to recite in the Witr salah:


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Commentary on the Ayah of Istiwa’ On the ‘Arsh (Throne)

By Hakim al-Ummah Mawlana Ashraf ‘Ali Thanawi
Translated by Hamood Aleem
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Sky“He (Allah Most High) then firmly established (istawa) Himself over the Throne” (Qur’an 7:54) means He firmly established Himself over the Kingly Throne and began decreeing orders (ahkams) in the heavens and the earth. In the tafsir (exegesis) of [the verse] “He then firmly established Himself over the Throne”, it is safer to adopt silence in agreement with the methodology of the salaf (pious predecessors) and that is also my view although the muta’akhirin (scholars of the later generations) have opened the doors for ta’wil (interpretation).

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