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The Importance of Good Manners with ‘Ulama

This book was written for students of knowledge, by the Great Muhaddith of India, ‘Allamah Habibur Rahman A’zami (rahimahullah) (Demise: 1412 A.H.). He has highlighted herein, key points of note in terms of displaying the proper conduct towards one’s teacher. Despite the primary audience for such guidance being formal students of formal teachers, these etiquettes also apply to every Muslim who learns from the guidance and discourses of his local …

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From Our Perspective (2nd edition)

The purpose of this book is to enlighten the reader about the authentic proofs that support the Hanafi standpoint on over fifty issues of fiqh which the salafis raise objection to. This is solely to satisfy the enquiring mind and to assure the followers of the Hanafi school of the solid basis for their views. The book is meant to be brief, and therefore most of the chapters have just …

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Understanding the Importance of ‘Ulama – Audio

Sayyiduna Anas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Certainly the example of the ‘Ulama in the world is like the example of the stars through which guidance is obtained in the darkness of the land and sea. When the stars disappear, the rightly guided can likely be misled from the right path.” (Musnad Ahmad, vol. 3 pg. 157)   Hafiz Ibn Rajab Hambali (rahimahullah) explains three …

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Golden Guidelines for those on the path of Knowledge (e-book)

This booklet is a translation of a lecture delivered by the great Muhaddith of Syria, Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (hafizahullah) in which he addressed Scholars and students of Islamic knowledge. These were the innermost concerns and feelings that Shaykh poured out to the audience. They are actually solutions to the academic crisis that has clouded the circles of knowledge today. Realising its importance and relevance to the English-speaking student, it has …

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What to do when you hear about the wrong of your Muslim brother – audio

Islam teaches us to collectively support each other at times of need. One such occasion is when a fellow muslim falls into sin. A muslim never rejoices at the mistake of his fellow brother/sister. Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu’anhu) practically demonstrated an example of ‘collective support’ for a sinner, thereby resulting in his repentance. Listen to my full talk here.

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The generosity of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and the barakah of ten dirhams

When doing any deed, one’s duty is to ensure sincerity of intention. Allah Ta’ala is the One who accepts, and grants barakah as He pleases. Hereunder is an inspiring Hadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam): Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) once purchased an upper garment for four dirhams from a fabric merchant. He left the shop wearing the garment, when an Ansari …

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The actual reason for our current pitiful state

My Honourable Teacher; Al-‘Allamatul Muhaddith, Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (hafizahullah) often cites the following eye-opening incident from the life of Sayyiduna Abud Darda (radiyallahu’anhu). Sayyiduna Abud Darda (radiyallahu’anhu) was given the title: ‘Hakimul Ummah’ [the wise one of the Ummah] by Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam). Shaykh (hafizahullah) says: ‘Among the wisdoms of Sayyiduna Abud Darda is the following:’ When the Muslim army conquered the Island of Cyprus (in the year 32 A.H.) …

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Feeling the pain of the Ummah

An essential part of the culture of Islam is for each individual to consider himself/herself as part of the same body. 1. Sayyiduna Nu’man ibn Bashir (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: ‘The believers in their mutual mercy, love and compassion are like a single body, when one limb is in pain the rest of the body joins in insomnia, fever and restlessness’ (Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: …

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