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Imam Abu Hanifah & Scholars' Differences (Part 4/4)

Imam Abu Hanifah & Scholars’ Differences

The next time we open up a book of fiqh and browse through the contents, let us remember that it is Abu Hanifah who innovated the sub-headings of fiqh. As-Suyuti said that Abu Hanifah was the first in Islam to organize the writing of fiqh under sub-headings embracing the whole of the Law, beginning with purity followed by prayer, etc.- As Ash-Shafi`i remarked, “People are all the dependents of Abu Hanifah in fiqh.”

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Inspiring Teenager: Story of Ferdous

After hearing the news of his death, I called my Arabic teacher and told him, “Ustadh, do you remember Ferdous, the brother who I lived with for a few days in the other apartment?”He could not recall at first but then replied, “Oh you mean that brother who was constantly reciting the Quran?” Two years …

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Imam Abu Hanifah: Life and Scholarship (Part 1)

Imam Abu Hanifah: Life and Scholarship (Part 1)

In the illustrious line of scholars, Imam Abu Hanifah is known as Imam al-A`zam or “the greatest Imam.” His inspiring life and remarkable contributions to the development of Islam law furthered the cause of Islamic scholarship profoundly. He was among the first to apply the recognized methods of legal reasoning in a consistent way. Also, …

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How the Prophet Treated the Youth (Part 2)

How the Prophet Treated the Youth (Part 2)

The Prophet’s love and mercy was extended to all youth irrespective of their background or religion. After the terrible incident at Ṭa’if, the angel of the mountains asked the Prophet if he wanted him to destroy the town. The Prophet replied in the negative and emphasized that perhaps their children will one day embrace Islam. …

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