Tag Archives: Inspirations

December, 2013

  • 15 December

    Imam Abu Hatim Razi (رحمه الله), One who memorized 300 000 Hadith!

    Imam Abu Hatim, Muhammad ibn Idris Ar-Razi (رحمه الله) was born in Ray (Tehran –Iran) in the year 195 A.H. and he passed away in the year 277 A.H. Lengthy Sojourn He first set out in search of knowledge at the age of 18. He states in this regard: ” The first time that I had set out  to  acquire  knowledge I remained away from home for 7 years. I …

September, 2013

  • 29 September

    Imam Al-Rawwasi (rahimahullah); the result of Respect

    Imam ‘Umar ibn ‘Abdil Karim Al-Rawwasi (rahimahullah) was born in the year 428 A.H, in Dihistan and he passed away in 503 A.H.   What they said about him Imam Abu Ja’far al-Hamazhani (rahimahullah) says: “I never saw in those countries anyone like him, instead not in the entire world! He was a mobile book. He travelled the world in search of the knowledge of Hadith. I met him in Makkah and I saw the ‘Ulama praising and speaking good …

August, 2013

  • 17 August

    Imam ibn Jarir Al-Tabari (رحمه الله); One who led his entire life like Ramadhan!

    During the month of Ramadhan, we worship Allah Ta’ala by abstaining from acts that are usually Halaal. i.e, Food, drink and permissible relations with one’s spouse. The following is a glimpse into the life of a Scholar who emulated Ramadhan his entire life. Imam Abu Ja’far Muhammad ibn Jarir Al-Tabari (رحمه الله) was born in the year 224 A.H. in Tabaristan and he passed away in the year 310 A.H. …

May, 2013

  • 15 May

    Is Adab (respect) really so important?

    Passing on etiquette as insignificant generally leads to the abandoning of deeds that are sunnah, which leads to the discarding of a wajib (compulsory) act and so on. Imam ‘Abdullah Ibn Mubarak (rahimahullah) said: “If I leave out a single etiquette of Islam, I fear that Allah I will deprive me of all that He has bestowed me with.” (Kitabu-Tahajjud of Al-Ishbili (rahimahullah) pg. 132.) The society we live in …

February, 2013

  • 25 February

    Imam Ibn ‘Asakir (rahimahullah); The Greatest of his era..

    Imam Hafiz  Abul Qasim ‘Ali ibn Hasan ibn ‘Asakir (رحمه الله) was born in Damascus in the year 499 Hijri and passed away in the year 571 Hijri in Damascus also. He is known for his extensive travel in the search of knowledge. His renown work: Tareekh Dimashq which is a Biography of all the ‘Ulama who ever lived or came to Damascus is a collection in 80 volumes!! What they …

January, 2013

  • 10 January

    Imam Baqy Ibn Makhlad (rahimahullah); A True Student

    Imam Baqy ibn Makhlad al Andulusy (rahimahullah) was born in Spain and he passed away there as well. He was born in the year 201 A.H. and passed away in 276 A.H. At the age of 20 he traveled to Baghdad on foot for the sole purpose of meeting Imam Ahmad ibn Hambal (rahimahullah) He relates: “When I drew near to Baghdad, I heard of the sanction on Imam Ahmad …

  • 4 January

    Shaykh Áwwamah’s advice for Students

    My Honourable teacher, Al-Muhaddith Shaykh Muhammad Áwwamah (may Allah protect him) delivered an address several years ago in which he briefly poured out his sincere counsel for students of knowledge. I took his permission to reproduce it in English. These are advices of a giant in the field of research, one who has spend over 50 years benefiting the ummah with his priceless gems. Recently, He wrote a 500 page …

December, 2012

  • 15 December

    To the Seekers of the noble Hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam

    The following are couplets that were composed by Imam Abu Bakr Ibn Durayd (rahimahullah) in praise of Hadith Students. My Respected Teacher, Shaykhul Hadith Moulana Fadhlur Rahman A’zami (may Allah protect him) generally reads it to the students of the Hadith class on the first day of the year. I find the meaning quite profound. While praising he is actually advising us on manners and character. Ibn Duraid (rahimahullah) says

  • 15 December

    Miraculous Deeds of the Pious

    This my response to a question that challenges the fact that certain saints were able to achieve lots in a short span of time. It was kindly edited and initially posted by www.friendsofdeoband.com Question: I find the book Fadha’il al-A`mal [of Shaykh Muhammad Zakariyya al-Kandhalwi] informative in explaining themes through ayah of the Qur’an and ahadith. However, I find some of the other material very strange.

  • 5 December

    Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah

    A Brief Intro to The Grand Muhaddith of our era: Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (hafizahullah) (Prepared by his son, Shaykh Muhyuddeen, Translated by Muhammad ibn Moulana Haroon Abasoomer) The eminent Islamic-scholar Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Muhammad ʿAwwamah was born on the 1st of January 1940 in Aleppo.