Scholar’s Hive

Honour through the mubarak Hadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

Allah Ta’ala most definitely honours those involved in learning and imparting Deeni knowledge in this world and the Hereafter. This can be easily understood from the Quran Majid and Mubarak Hadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). However, Allah Ta’ala many a time, as a motivation, inspiration and lesson for the entire mankind, manifests these honours via dreams, among other ways. An example of this is found in the great …

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A brief summary of Shaykh ‘Awwamah’s biography

The following is a summary of the biography of My Honourable Teacher; Al-‘Allamatul Muhaddith, Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (hafizahullah). The original book was written in Arabic by Shaykhs son, my dear friend and colleague; Dr Muhyuddin, titled: صفحات مضيئة من حياة سيدي الوالد العلامة محمد عوامة and published by Darul Hadith Research Centre, Durban, South Africa. At that time, I requested one of my student, who was in the forth year …

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Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah’s (hafizahullah) commitment to the service of Hadith

One of the Students of my Honourable Teacher; Al-‘Allamatul Muhaddith, Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (hafizahullah) who had visited the Shaykh (13 February 2021), to pay his respects and condolence after the demise of Shaykh’s wife (may Allah raise her ranks), witnessed Shaykh headed to his office on foot in the deep snow of Istanbul. (A picture of this scene was widely circulated on social media. Istanbul didn’t experience such heavy snowfall …

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Four deeds for increasing the memory

The following was written by My Honourable Teacher; Al-‘Allamatul Muhaddith, Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (hafizahullah) for the benefit of students of knowledge and all others who need it. Shaykh writes: The four deeds below are effective in increasing one’s memory and protection from forgetfulness: 1. Pray two rak’ats of nafl salah; in the first rak’ah after Surah Fatihah, recite فَفَهَّمْنَاهَا سُلَيْمَانَ ۚ وَكُلًّا آتَيْنَا حُكْمًا وَعِلْمًا ۚ وَسَخَّرْنَا مَعَ دَاوُودَ الْجِبَالَ …

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The amazing value of supporting Islamic knowledge

The value of supporting Sincere Scholars and sponsoring Islamic Knowledge Knowledge is the heart beat of Islam. Its like the blood that flows through the veins of a human body; when that stops, the body dies. Preservation of the ‘Ulama is imperative to preserving Dinul Islam in its pure form. The Institutions of knowledge are the fountainheads. Every Muslim household should be connected to an institution of Islamic knowledge (madrasah/Darul Uloom …

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Naming and Praising your Teacher

In the writings and lessons of the scholars of the past, one finds abundant citations from their respective teachers. They would not hold back in: Naming their source and teachers, in addition to: Praising them duly.  In fact, they would name their source even if it was someone junior to them. There are a host of books written on the topic of: رواية الأكابر عن الأصاغر Those seniors who reported …

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A passage from a manuscript of Sunan Tirmidhi dated 558 A.H

The following is a passage I recently came across in a manuscript of Sunan Tirmidhi. This manuscript dates back to the year 558 A.H. In this passage, the student of Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) relates from Imam Tirmidhi himself some interesting information about one of Imam Tirmidhi’s favourite teachers; Imam Hannad ibn Sariy, who was also the teacher of all the other authors of the six famous Hadith books (the sihah …

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