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Four Foundations and Three Fundamental Principles

Four Foundations and Three Fundamental Principles

In our last post, we discussed the importance of Kitab at Tawheed. Shaikh Muhammad bin Abdul Wahhab has written two other books that act as add-on to his book on Tawheed. The books are Qawa’id al Arba’ah (Four Foundations) and Thalathatul Usool (Three Fundamental Principles). Four Foundations is a book that has four major points in understanding what is shirk (polytheism) and helps a person improve their level of tawheed (monotheism). Three Fundamental Principles deals with the … Read entire article »

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Kitab at Tawheed by Muhammad bin Abdul Wahhab

Kitab at Tawheed by Muhammad bin Abdul Wahhab

Tawheed refers to monotheism, singling out Allah in ALL worship, whether express or implied. Flaw in a single form of worship leads to shirk (polytheism). Every Muslim needs to know and understand what Tawheed actually means and where to draw lines between tawheed and shirk in delicate cases. In order to know this, everyone should choose the most authentic sources, which are the Quran and Hadith. Based on these two sources and the understanding of the … Read entire article »

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40 Hadith an Nawawi Translated in English

40 Hadith an Nawawi Translated in English

We learnt about a great compilation of hadith by Imam an Nawawi called Riyad as Saliheen in our previous post. Imam Yahya an Nawawi has compiled another collection of hadith, which has only 42 hadith, but they hold great importance in the life of every Muslim. He has compiled the most important hadith in this collection and if a person was to act on them, it would change their life for good. Due to the comprehensiveness … Read entire article »

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Muwatta of Imam Malik in the English Language

Muwatta of Imam Malik in the English Language

Imam Malik bin Anas was a well-known, highly respected scholar of his time and a follower of the Sunnah. He used to teach in the mosque of the Prophet (Peace and Blessings be upon him) and had a huge following. Till date, he is considered to be among the greatest leaders the Muslim nation has witnessed. He collected hadith and compiled them into what is called Muwatta Malik. His book is quite well known and is said … Read entire article »

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Riyad as Saliheen and its Explanation in English

Riyad as Saliheen and its Explanation in English

Riyad as Saliheen, literally translated as “Gardens of the Righteous” is an excellent compilation of hadith, predominantly from Sahih al Bukhari and Sahih Muslim, by Imam Yahya bin Sharaf an Nawawi. Apart from compiling the hadith under various chapters, he also brought verses of the Quran related to the hadith. Riyad as Saliheen is a book that deserves to be read everyday and practiced upon what is learnt; it deserves the name, Gardens of the Righteous. The … Read entire article »

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The Six Books of Hadith – Kutub al Sittah

The Six Books of Hadith – Kutub al Sittah

The Six Books of Hadith, commonly known as Kutub as Sittah in Arabic, referred to as Sahah Sittah (The Six Authentic) by some have been translated into the English language for the purpose of reaching the English speaking audience, thus spreading the knowledge of the Sunnah across the world. Although the best way to learn is through the knowledge of the Arabic language, English translations serve as alternative ways to increase one’s knowledge and act on … Read entire article »

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Sunan ibn Majah Translated Into The English Language

Sunan ibn Majah Translated Into The English Language

The last of the six books of hadith is Sunan ibn Majah, which was authored by Imam Muhammad bin Yazid al Qazwini. The book was written during the golden age of hadith recording and gained popularity among the scholars. Although there were other books that had a higher status in strength and soundness, such as Sunan ad Darimi and Sunan ad Darqutni, they did not gain the popularity as Sunan ibn Majah did. Even this book … Read entire article »

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Sunan an Nasa’i Translated into English

Sunan an Nasa’i Translated into English

The fifth book in the collection of the six major books is Sunan an Nasa’i, also known as Sunan as Sugra, which is a collection from the larger work of Imam Ahmad an Nasa’i called Sunan al Kubra. Imam an Nasa’i was a sound scholar of hadith who wrote many books on the science of hadith. He travelled across the Arabian Peninsula and elsewhere, seeking knowledge. Unlike Sahih al Bukhari and Sahih Muslim, Sunan an Nasa’i … Read entire article »

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Sunan at Tirmidhi in The English Language

Sunan at Tirmidhi in The English Language

Having discussed about three major collections of hadith, Sahih al Bukhari, Sahih Muslim and Sunan Abu Dawood, let us know about Sunan at Tirmidhi. It was authored by Imam Muhammad bin Isa at Tirmidhi, a hadith scholar from the third century Hijri. He is a well-known scholar of hadith, highly respected among the knowledgeable people. His collection of hadith has just over 3600 hadith, including sound narrations and weak ones. He did not restrict the collection … Read entire article »

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Sunan Abu Dawood Translated Into English

Sunan Abu Dawood Translated Into English

I had mentioned the Six Major Books of Hadith in my post about Sahih Muslim. The third book in the collection is Sunan Abu Dawud, authored by Imam Abu Dawud Sulaiman bin Ash’ath. It is a collection of hadith that are sound and weak. Among the thousands of hadith he had collected, he recorded just over 5200 hadith in his collection, Sunan Abu Dawud. He was a student of Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal along with Imam … Read entire article »

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