The Book Of Remembrances [Kitab al-Adhkar]

The Book Of Remembrances [Kitab al-Adhkar] – By Imam Yahya ibn Sharaf an-Nawawi is the definitive compilation of words of remembrance and glorification of (dhikr), and supplicatory prayer to (du’a), the Lord of the Universe, as related from His final Emissary, the Prophet Muhammad (may Allah bless and exalt him). Dhikr and du’a lie at […]

Qawa’id Fi Ulum al-Hadith (Principles of Hadith)

The importance of hadith as the basis of Islamic law, theology and ethics cannot be underestimated. Alongside the Quran it constitutes the second source for Islamic shariah and ones practice. While no Muslim will challenge the authority of the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) as many have differing views with regards […]

Athar as-Sunan

Athar as-Sunan: Traditions of the Sunnah. The Book of Proofs For Purification and Prayer. In this classic work Allamah an-Nimawi relates fiqh rulings, particularly those of the Hanafi madhhab, to their source Hadiths, reviewing what the leading scholars have said about their chains of transmission. Footnotes indicate the views of other Hadith specialists on the authors assessment of each Prophetic […]

The Response of Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Alawi al-Maliki to Shaykh ‘Abdalhayy al-Laknawi concerning the Relative Merits of the Muwatta of Yahya and the Muwatta of Muhammad

Fifth investigation – the comparative merits of it and the narration of Yahya Al-Laknawi thinks that the narration of Muhammad is weightier and better than the narration of Yahya, and he seeks to prove that as follows: First, that Yahya al-Andalusi only heard the Muwatta completely from one of the pupils of Imam Malik, but […]

Praise – from Ibn Juzayy’s Tafseer

Hamd (praise) is more general and inclusive than shukr (thanks or gratitude), because thanks and gratitude are only a recompense for a favour, whereas hamd is both a recompense like thanks and is also spontaneous praise. Similarly, shukr may be more general and inclusive than hamd, because praise is expressed by the tongue, and thanks is […]

Is’af al-Mubatta fi Rijal al-Muwatta – Jalal ad-Din as-Suyuti

Our shaykh the learned scholar and Hafidh of the age, Jalal ad-Din al-Asyuti ash-Shafi’i, may Allah make spacious his allotted period, says: Praise belongs to Allah for His universal bounty, and blessings and peace upon our master Muhammad and his family and companions with the purest of blessings and most complete grantings of peace. This […]

Mahabbah – Love of Allah by Ibn Juzayy al-Kalbi

Mahabbah – Love of Allah “But those who have iman have greater love for Allah.” (S?rat al-Baqarah: 165) Know that the slave’s love of his Lord has two degrees: first, the love of the generality which no mu’min is without, and which is incumbent, and second, the love of the elite which only the Lordly […]