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Snakes, Scorpions - Another Miracle

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By Mufti Rafi Uthmani

 

snakes_scorpionsThe mujahideen told us that Afghanistan’s deadly animals like snakes, scorpions, man-eating beasts etc did not harm the mujahideen although they lived in mountains and woods. But many soldiers of the enemy fell victim to them. When I asked him, Mawlana Sayfullah Akhtar said, “This is very true. It happened with me too at Khawst in 1983. I was in my trench in a mountain with the anti aircraft guns. I did not get enough chance to sleep because of the enemy’s aerial attacks. One night I lied down but soon felt something at my feet and suddenly it was like the prickling of a thorn. I saw with the torch that a scorpion was running away. I killed it. I felt a little pain on touching the place and feared that the poison might spread but relying on Allah I made a supplication and slept. I had a sound sleep and woke up in the morning. There was a small pimple there but no pain.”

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Imam Bukhari Criticizes Imam Abu Hanifah: An Analysis

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By Pir Syed Mushtaq 'Ali Shah
Translated by Ebrahim Saifuddin


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The claim is a matter of much bravery and courage because no such saying of Imam Bukhari رحمة اللہ علیه can be presented which can back up this claim. This claim is but a result of jealousy, malice and enmity where whatever the heart desires is said. What can one call this if not a result of malice?


Hafidh Ibn ‘Abdul ‘Aziz Ibn Abi Rawaad رحمة اللہ علیه spoke the truth with sagacity which was noted down by Ibn Hajar Makki رحمة اللہ علیه in Khayraatul Hisaan pg.35:


“Hafidh Ibn ‘Abdul ‘Aziz Ibn Abi Rawaad said that whosoever loves Imam Abu Hanifah is a Sunni and whoever has malice in his heart for him does Bid’ah. It is stated in a narration that Imam Abu Hanifah is between us and the people of the past. Thus whosoever loves him is from the People of Sunnah and whosoever has malice against him is from the People of Innovation.”


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Abu Bakr - The First Caliph

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By Professor Mas’udul Hasan


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Early Life
Abu Bakr رضي الله عنه was born at Makkah some time in 573 CE. His father was Uthman, surnamed Abu Qahafa, and his mother was Salma, surnamed Umm-ul-Khair. They belonged to the Bani Taim section of the Quraysh. The genealogy of Abu Bakr رضي الله عنه joined with that of the Holy Prophet ﷺ eight generations back in their common ancestor Murrah.

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Letter by Imam Sulaiman ibn Suhaim az-Zubairi about Muhammad ibn ‘Abdul Wahab

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From: The Divine Lightening


imam_sulaiman_letterImam Sulaiman ibn Suhaim az-Zubairi  رحمة اللہ علیه, when he received a letter from Muhammad ibn ‘Abdul Wahhab, replied and also sent a copy to the judges surrounding his area:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate

This is from the needy slave of Allah, the Exalted. My name is Sulaiman ibn Muhammad ibn Suhaim and I have sent this to whomever it will reach from the scholars of the Muslims, the servants of the Revealed Law of the Master of the Sons of Adam, the first of them and the last of them.

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Opinion Regarding Muhammad bin 'Abdul Wahab and Wahabis

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By Maulana Khalil Ahmad Saharanpuri
Translated by Ebrahim Saifuddin


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Question: Muhammad bin ‘Abdul Wahab used to consider the blood, property and honor of the Muslims to be halal. Additionally he would ascribe everyone with shirk and degrade the Salaf. What is your opinion regarding him and do you consider the takfir of the Salaf and ahl al-qibla to be permissible or what is your opinion in this matter?


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Imam Abu Hanifah and Hadith

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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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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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