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Virtue of the Juristic Approach in Fiqh

They said: One particular matter really concerns us. I asked: What is that? They replied: People have differed in fiqh, as some take it from the jurists while others take it from the scholars of ḥadīth. I replied: Why do you always inquire about simple matters…

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Between Hadith and Fiqh

They said: We were impressed by your article “Between Hadith and Philosophy”, benefitting from it, and thereafter, being able to distinguish between the nature of hadith and the nature of philosophy and their respective standards and measurements…

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The Best Madrassa

The Best Madrassa

They said: You have worked in Oxford for twenty years on an academic project looking at the history of the Islamic sciences in India and its Madrassas and centres of learning. So what is the best madrassa in the long history of India…

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Nuzhat al-Nadhr

Nuzhat al-Nadhr

الحمد لله رب العالمين، والصلاة والسلام على سيدنا ونبينا محمد الصادق الأمين وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، ومن تبعهم إلى يوم الدين، أما بعد

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Wiping on Socks

Wiping on Socks

They said: What is your opinion regarding Shaykh Mohammad Nimr al-Khatib? I said: He is our teacher. The most erudite, the prolific and high narrator of hadith, the virtuous, al-Sayyadi al-Rifa‘i al-Husaini, hailing from the Palestinian frontier town of Haifa.

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Combining Prayers whilst Travelling

Combining Prayers whilst Travelling

In the name of God, the Abundantly Compassionate, the Ever Merciful They said: Is it true that you combine Zuhr with Asr and Maghrib with Isha whilst travelling, by advancing one (jam‘ ta‘jil) or delaying the other (jam‘ ta’khir)?

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Knowing the Exalted Lord

Knowing the Exalted Lord

They asked: Inform us of our Lord, bringing Him closer to our perception, without being overly excessive nor deficient through our expressions. I replied: What an excellent matter you have aimed and strived for…

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