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Upcoming Short Courses

tafsir series 2021

As a continuation of our previous tafsir series, this course will be held over three months with Shaykh Akram Nadwi. Two important chapters (surahs) of the Quran will be studied with theological, legal and spiritual emphases.


al-Zamakhshari’s al-Kashshaf is one of the most important Qur’anic commentaries of all time, and probably the greatest linguistic commentary of the Qur’an, focusing on grammatical and rhetorical analysis. It is one of the most influential tafsirs, and has been quoted...

Kitab al-Tamyiz by Imam Muslim

Covering selected chapters of the book, Shaykh Akram will teach how to analyse chains of narration (asānīd) to identify a hidden defect (‘illah). He will also will dissect and discuss examples of ‘ilal as well as shedding light on the emergence and development of the...

Bukhari & Tirmidhi

This year-long course with Shaykh Akram Nadwi will provide a detailed study of hadith from Sahih al-Bukhari and Sunan al-Tirmidhi. The study of Sahih al-Bukhari will highlight the brilliant method used by Bukhari in extracting the narrations of his collection and understanding Islamic law and theology.

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Over-definition of legal concepts

Many scholars infer from instances of Qur’anic or Prophetic ruling, what they think is the common or universal principle which governs these rulings. For example, the notion that ‘the state of woman is covering’ is derived from specific rulings about how Muslim women...

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Questions about the Dictionary of women scholars

Questions about the Dictionary of women scholars

The two questions put to me since the publication of the full Dictionary are:1- Among the entries in the book, how many women are narrators of hadith and how many are scholars of hadith, muhaddithat? Why are they not distinguished?2- What is the total number of women narrators and scholars of hadith?

Three questions related to the on-going pandemic

Three questions related to the on-going pandemic

Being vaccinated while fasting. Women attending funeral prayers. Women visiting graves. The three questions I have just responded to do have something in common. Behind each of them is a worry that, because someone somewhere at some time may abuse a permission…

Al-Muhaddithat has been published!

Al-Muhaddithat has been published!

Breaking News! Shaykh Akram’s magnum opus, Al-Muhaddithat, has been published! Over a decade has passed since the initial publication of Shaykh Akram Nadwi’s ‘Al-Muhaddithat: The Women Scholars in Islam’ (2007). Today, we are honoured and excited to announce that the...

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