The modern world has swept us off our feet in so many ways… our dressing, our lifestyles and most noticeably our eating habits. We have so casually adapted the western culture of unhealthy eating, moving further and further away from the Noble teachings of the Quraan and Sunnah of The Noble Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him).
Alhamdulillah, we find that with the commencement of Ramadan, thousands of Muslims begin to contribute to different noble causes – whether these are specific for Ramadan, such as providing Iftar, Sehri or hampers for the poor, or whether in respect to the general efforts made to alleviate the plight of those who are suffering in different parts of the world. …
There is really no need of addressing the topic of Imam Abu Hanifah’s knowledge of Hadith because there is a unanimous opinion (Ijima’) of the scholars that he was a Mujtahid [(a legist formulating independent decisions in legal or theological matters based on the interpretation and application of the four Usool (Quran, Hadith, Ijma’, i.e. scholarly consensus, and Qiyaas (i.e. analogical reasoning) as opposed to a Muqallid)].
The reason why I wrote this article is because I saw in one of the local newspapers that a question was posed with regards to Imam Abu Hanifah (Rahimahullah) and in the answer that was given it mentioned something that can put people in doubt in regards to Imam Abu Hanifah’s status in Hadith. So I felt that there was a need to call up the editor and speak to him about this issue. When I called him he told me, after apologising about it, to write something to establish the status of Imam Abu Hanifah (Rahimahullah) in Hadith so he can publish that. So I wrote this brief article in regards to Imam Abu Hanifah (Rahimahullah) Really everyone agrees about Imam Abu Hanifah’s piety and that he was a very big Faqeeh and Mujtahid of the past, born in Khairul Quroon (the best of eras), but with regards to Hadith, some people have doubts and some people say something. That is why I restricted myself in this article only to this topic.
About the Author -
By Shaykh Abu ‘Umar ’Irfan Kabeeruiddin
The author completed Dowrah Hadith (Al – ‘Aalimiya) in Darul ’Uloom Karachi and did one year extra Hadith after that. At that time he studied from some of the famous Shuyookh of Hadith in Pakistan, especially mentioning a few, Moulana Mufti Shaikhul Hadith Sahbaan Mahmood (Rahimahullah), who taught Bukhari for 35 years and Moulana Shamsul Haq (Rahimahullah) who was the special student of Moulana Idris Kandhlawi (Rahimahullah). The author also studied under Moulana Mufti Taqi Usmani (Damat Barakatuhu) who is a famous scholar in today’s times.
Sha'ban is one of the meritorious months for which we find some particular instructions in the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam. It is reported in the authentic ahadith that Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, used to fast most of the month in Sha'ban. These fasts were not obligatory on him but Sha'ban is the month immediately preceding the month of Ramadan. Therefore, some preparatory measures are suggested by Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam.
Extracted from Aap Beti by Hazrat Sheikh Zakariyya (Rahmatullah Alayhi)
I had decided to perform 'Haj-e-badal' on behalf of my deceased daughter Shakira and had borrowed the money and handed it to Hazrat. May Allah reward Maulana well. He not only performed her Haj but I have heard that thereafter until the time he left for Egypt, he also performed many Umrahs on her behalf.
Carly Fiorina, the CEO of Hewlett Packard, recently gave a speech defining the relevance of leadership in today's world. Here is the quote from the final part of her speech.
Backbiting is probably the most widespread sin committed on a daily basis. Sadly, we have become totally unmindful of this evil. It is so common that it has become part of our daily language pattern. Such is the scourge of backbiting that one doesn’t even know that one is plagued and infected by it.