Den gavmilde Qur'an: en fremlægning af de tre første suraer

Oversættelse af Jakob Werdelin, Abdassamad Clarke og Suád Østergaard

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Translations from Arabic to English

The Compendium

of Knowledge and Wisdom

Jami' al-'Ulum wa'l-Hikam

by Ibn Rajab al-Hanbal

The Compendium of Knowledge and Wisdom "Jami'al-'ulum wa'l-hikam [108] fi sharh khamsina hadithan min jawami' al-kalim is a comprehensive collection of sciences and wisdom in commentary on fifty hadith from the concise comprehensive speech [of the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace]," by Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali. Translation generously commissioned by The International Centre for Islamic Studies.

NEWS. It is to be published soon by Turath Publishing Ltd., of London.

The author adds another eight hadith to the famous Forty Hadith of Imam an-Nawawi and gives a much more elaborate commentary: on their chains of transmission, on the rulings that they entail and on the spiritual dimensions of the hadith, their explanations with respect to ayat of Qur'an and other hadith, and what the great salihun and awliya of Islam have said about them.

The Khalifahs

The History of the Khalifahs

Who took the Right Way

See our translation of the chapters on the Khulafa ar-Rashidun translated from Jalal ad-Din as-Suyuti's "Tarikh al-Khulafa" and published as "The Khalifahs who took the Right Way" (London,Ta-Ha Publications 1995)

Second Edition

Read this substantial excerpt [116 k] from the story of 'Umar ibn al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him.

The Complete Forty Hadith

The Complete Forty Hadith

"The Complete Forty Hadith" is translated from Imam an-Nawawi's al-Arba'un an-Nawawiyyah wa sharhuha

This is the complete translation of this seminal work by Imam an-Nawawi. It includes the forty-two hadith many of which the people of knowledge have described as 'the half of the din' or 'the pivot of Islam', etc. The book includes the previously untranslated commentary which the Imam felt necessary for the true understanding of these ahadith.

Note: the second edition is now available in which the major difference is the inclusion of the Arabic texts of the ahadith, along with some revisions of the translation.

160 pages, A5 paperback. ISBN 189794074 2.

Published by Ta-Ha Publishing Ltd.,London.

The Two Invocations

Among our translations also is Al-Ism al-Mufrad - The Unique Name on the permissibility of using the Unique Name "Allah" in dhikr, by Shaykh al-Alawi, published by Diwan Press as the first part of The Two Invocations in 1980, and recently republished by Madinah Media.

A Madinan View

Kitab al-Jami': on the sunnah, wisdom, courtesy, battles and history

The translation of Kitab al-Jami' by Ibn Abi Zayd al-Qayrawani was published by Ta-Ha Publishing Ltd in Dhu'l-Hijjah of 1419/April 1999 as "A Madinan View". However, this title was a mistake of my own, since it implies that the Madinan perspective on fiqh is one among many, whereas the position of the people of Madinah from Malik down to the present is that the 'amal (practice) of the people of Madinah is an incontrovertible proof of the Sunnah, as is affirmed by Ibn Taymiyyah. What Malik recorded in his Muwatta, as he so often expresses it, is "that on which there is no disagreement in our city".


Published in August 2004

The Muwatta of Muhammad

"The Muwatta of Muhammad" by Imam Muhammad ibn al-Hasan ash-Shaybani

(Translated jointly with Muhammad Abdarrahman)

"The Muwatta of Muhammad"[72k] being the transmission of Imam Muhammad ibn al-Hasan ash-Shaybani of the Muwatta of Imam Malik. This narration of the Muwatta of Imam Malik differs from most other transmissions in a number of respects:

  1. that itis not from a Maliki but from one of the two main imams of the Hanafi madhhab;
  2. although Imam Muhammad does not include Imam Malik's accounts of the 'amal of Madinah, and Malik's own judgements and explanations of different points of fiqh from the Madinan point of view, in their place he substitutes his own judgements and the judgements of Abu Hanifah, may Allah show him mercy, but nevertheless sometimes opting for the position of Malik where it is based, in his view, on a stronger hadith. In this respect, although the book is not the final word on Hanafi fiqh it is a fascinating glimpse of the crystallisation of the Hanafi madhhab in a very early stage.
  3. most interestingly, it contains an amount of hadith from Malik himself that the Muwatta narrated by Yahya ibn Yahya does not contain, most notably the hadith "Actions are only by intentions".

Shah Wali Allah Dahlawi (1114-1176AH) said in the introduction to his book al-Musaffa Sharh al-Muwatta in Persian. After mentioning his bewilderment because of the disagreements of the madhhabs of the fuqaha, and the many different parties among the people of knowledge and their contending with each other, each one trying to draw the other to his side - he said, may Allah have mercy on him:

I was given the inspiration that pointed me to the book, the Muwatta, the composition of the courageous and liberally generous Imam, the Proof of Islam, Malik ibn Anas, and that thought grew stronger bit by bit. I became certain that there is no book of fiqh to be found stronger than the Muwatta of Imam Malik, since books are distinguished in merit from each other either because of the merit of the author, or because of their insistence on authenticity of transmission, or from the point of view of the fame of their hadith, or from the point of view of their wide acceptanc eamong Muslims generally, or from the point of view of excellence of structure and comprehensiveness of important goals or such like. All of these matters exist in the Muwatta completely with respect to all other books on the face of the earth today.

He also said in the same introduction to the Musaffa:

My breast expanded and I became certain that the Muwatta is the most sahih book to be found on the earth after the Book of Allah.

Al-HafidhIbn Hajar said:

"The unqualified truth is that all of the Muwattais sound without any exception."

The section given here is from the book of sales. The Muwatta of Muhammad was finally published in August 2004. The publishers are Turath Publishing

Rijal: the narrators of the Muwatta

Rijal: narrators of the Muwatta of Imam Muhammad ibn al-Hasan ash-Shaybani by Shaykh 'Abd al-Hayyal-Luknawi

This book is the Shaykh's distillation of the strengths and weaknesses of all of the narrators of the Muwatta, both the Madinan narrators of Imam Malik and the Kufan and other narrators of Imam Muhammad. It is published as a part of the Muwatta of Imam Muhammad, and it is already published by Ta-Ha independently as a separate volume.

The book launch with a talk on the theme of the book was held at the Froud Centre in London, Sunday 6/6/04.


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