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Kitab Ma’rifat anwa’ Ilm al-Hadith, better known as the Muqaddimah of Ibn al-Salah, is a well-known intermediate level text on the science of Usul al-hadith. For students familiar with the Arabic language and have covered beginners texts in hadith methodology, this...
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...
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...
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Reflections on how Muslims disagree, dispute and divide,why they should stop doing so, and some simple ways to live with and benefit from those disagreements
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