Category: Scholars of Islam

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Physical Descriptions of the Four Imams

By Imam Abu Abdullah Muhammad Ibn Ahmad al-Dhahabi [1] Abu Hanifah an-Nu’man bin Thabit: Abu Yusuf said: “Abu Hanifah was well-formed, was from the best of people in appearance, the most eloquent of them in speech, the sweetest in tone, and the clearest of them in expressing what he felt.” Hamad bin Abi Hanifah said: […]

Imaam an-Nawawi

Imaam an-Nawawi (rahimahu Allaahu ta’aalaa – died 676 Hijree) was without doubt one of the greatest scholars this Ummah has been blessed with. His works have had a tremendous benefit and influence for the Muslims throughout history, and from amongst his works is his collection of 42 ahaadeeth of the Prophet sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam […]

The Passing of a Luminary (Hazrat Hakeem Muhammud Akhtar Saheb DB)

The sad demise of Arif Billah Hazrat Hakeem Moulana Muhammud Akhtar Saheb (Rahmatullahi Alayh) has left a gap in the hearts of many all over the world. Hazrat was a Khalifah of Hazrat Moulana Abdul Ghani Phulpoori (RA) and Hazrat Moulana Shah Abrarul Haq Hardoi (RA). Thousands of people have benefitted from Hazrat in his […]

Early Women Islamic Scholars

Rabi’ah Bint Mu’awwad She was a great scholar of fiqh. The intellectual scholars of Madina like Abdullah ibn Abbas, Abdallah ibn Umar, Salman ibn Yasar, Abbad ibn Walid and Nafi’ use to go to her to learn from her. (tahdhib at tahdhib vol.12 p 444) Umm ‘Atiyyah Some Sahabah and learned scholars among the tabi’een […]

Imam Abu Hanifah

Imam Abu Hanifah’s Early Years Imam Abu Hanifah was born in Kufa, Iraq in the year 80A.H. He was the son of a Persian merchant and his full name is Nu’man bin Thabit ibn Zauti (more famously known in Islamic History as ‘Imam Abu Hanifah’ and ‘Imam A’zam’). His father – Thabit – was privileged […]

Life & Times of Imam Bukhari

We refer to the book Sahih Bukhari many times. But have we ever cared to look into the life and persona of Imam Bukhari, who devoted his entire life to write this precious book? By Jamil Ahmad Few persons in the world have even been endowed with a proverbial memory. One of them is Bukhari, […]

Life of Imam Malik Ibn Anas

Imam Malik’s Early Years Abu Abdullah, Malik ibn Anas ibn Malik ibn Amer al-Asbahee was born in Madinah in the year 93 A.H. (714 CE). His ancestral home was in Yemen, but his grandfather settled in Madinah after embracing Islam. Born into a well-to-do family, Imam Malik did not need to work for a living. […]