Resources for Introduction to Hadith Sciences

بسم الله و الحمد لله


مقدمة في أصول الحديث  
al-Muhaddith Abd al-Haqq al-Dehlawi

(كشف المغيث (شرح مقدمة في أصول الحديث للدهلوي
Mufti Shu’aybullah Khan al-Miftāhi

شرح المنظومة البيقونية
Shaykh Abdullah Sirājuddin

نزهة النظر شرح نخبة الفكر
Imam Ibn Hajr al-‘Asqalāni (tahqīq of Shaykh Nūruddīn ‘Itr)

القول المبتكر على شرح نخبة الفكر
Allāmah Qāsim ibn Qutlūbugha

شرح شرح نخبة
Mulla Ali al-Qārī

ما لا يستغني عنه المحدث و الفقيه
Mawlana Abd al-Halīm al-Nu’māni al-Chishti

الرفع و التكميل في الجرح و التعديل
Imam Abd al-Hayy al-Laknawi

أصول التخريج و دراسة الأسانيد
Shaykh Mahmud al-Tahhān


Additional resources:

دراسات في أصول الحديث على منهج الحنفية
Shaykh Abd al-Majīd al-Turkmāni
(Although this is a copy of the 1st edition, the latest edition available is the 4th which was published in 1436AH/2015CE by Maktabah al-Kawthar of Jāmi’ah al-Rashīd in Karachi, Pakistan.

قواعد في علوم الحديث
Mawlana Żafar Ahmad Uthmāni (tahqīq of Shaykh Abd al-Fattāh Abu Ghuddah)

أنواع المصنفات في الحديث النبوي
Mufti Shu’aybullah Khan al-Miftāhi

أحسن الخبر في مبادئ علم الأثر
Mawlana Muhammad Hasan Jān al-Shaheed

القواعد الأساسية في علم مصطلح الحديث
Shaykh Muhammad bin ‘Alawi al-Māliki

تيسير مصطلح الحديث
Shaykh Mahmud al-Tahhān

مقدمة في أصول التعديل و التجريح
Imam Abu al-Walīd al-Bājī al-Mālikī (tahqīq & ta’līq of Mufti Shu’aybullah Khan)

المنهل اللطيف فى أصول الحديث الشريف
Shaykh Muhammad bin ‘Alawi al-Māliki

تدوين الحديث
Mawlānā Manāzir Ahsan al-Jīlānī (ta’rīb by Mawlānā Dr. Abd al-Razzāq Iskandar, takhrīj of Dr. Bashār Awwād Ma’rūf)

Makers of Islamic Civilization: Bukhari
Dr. Ghassan Abd al-Jabbar

The Science of Rijal as a Method in the Study of Hadith
Dr. Iftikhar Zaman

Introduction to Hadith
Mufti Ebrahim Desai

The Preservation of Hadith – A Brief Introduction To The Science of Hadith
Shaykh Ibrahim Madani

How to Perform Hajj, Umrah, & Ziyarah – by Shaykh Saleem Dhorat

Hajj, Umrah, Ziyarah asSalaamu Alaikum,

How to Perform Hajj

How to Perform Umrah

How to Perform Ziyarah

With Hajj less than a month away, these concise booklets compiled by Shaykh Saleem Dhorat (db), published by Islamic Dawah Academy, will be of great benefit to those preparing for the blessed journey and anyone else who plans on visiting for Umrah and for Ziyārah to Madīnah Munawwarah. They also contain illustrations when necessary, such as for the blessed pillars (Ustuwānah) in al-Masjid al-Nabawi.

Another useful booklet to obtain – by the same author and publisher – is Useful Advice for Travellers to the Haramayn.

The booklets are conveniently small and thin enough to be carried with on the journey for quick reference and review.

Please click on the links above to download.

Book Review: “The Divine Reality: God, Islam, & the Mirage of Atheism” by Hamza Tzortzis


Review by Hamdija Begovic


The Divine Reality: God, Islam & The Mirage Of Atheism

Author: Hamza Andreas Tzortzis

Publishing: December 2016. San Clemente, California: FB Publishing

ISBN-10: 0996545387

Format: Paperback, 322 pages

Generally, there are two ways to critically analyse a belief system: one is to tackle standard arguments countering them by engaging in refutations and counter-refutations – what I shall term the polemical method. The other approach is to focus on ‘unmasking’[1] a belief system which entails deconstructing and analysing the foundations upon which it is built. This method I will term the sociological one. Given my own background as a sociologist, my preference is predictably with the latter – Read More »

New Release: What the Living Can Do for the Dead by White Thread Press

al-Salam ‘alaykum,What-the-Living

White Thread Press recently released a new publication which covers concepts of eschatology, procedures for funeral, burial, last rites, and practices related to the deceased (such as īsāl al-thawāb, atonements, debts) and graveyards:

What the Living Can Do for the Dead
According to the Qur’an and Sunna and the Opinions of the Classical Scholars of Islam
By Dr. Shahrul Hussain

Pages: 175
Format: Softcover
Dimensions: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Pub. Date: June 2016
ISBN: 978-1-93-376414-6
Read More »

Saviours of Islamic Spirit – Revised Translation Released by White Thread Press

The much anticipated revised English translation of Saviours of Islamic Spirit (Tarikh-i Da’wat wa Azimat) by Shaykh Abu ‘l-Hasan Ali al-Nadwi (ra) has been released by White Thread Press.

The work was originally rendered into English by the late Mohiuddin Ahmad (may Allah have mercy upon his soul), who has also translated other works of Shaykh Nadwi (ra). The initial publication of that translation was released by the Academy of Islamic Research & Publications (Lucknow, India). A later publication of the same translation – without editing – was done by Darul Ishaat (Karachi, Pakistan). May Allah (SWT) reward them as they were the only conduits through which this highly regarded work was available to the English-speaking audience.

Notwithstanding, some of the language in the translation had become archaic. Also, the original publication’s quality was in much need of revamping in regards to the typesetting, print, paper quality, binding, cover, etc. White Thread Press embarked upon this project some time back, and we had been eagerly awaiting news of its progress. 

All praise belongs to Allah (SWT) who brought the project to fruition. Mufti Abdur-Rahman Ibn Yusuf Mangera (may Allah bless and accept him) revised and edited the work, and it has now been released by White Thread Press.

Currently, only the 1st volume is published and available. We pray and hope that WTP continues to pursue the editing and publishing of the remainder volumes to complete the entire series (containing the biographies of Ibn Taymiyya, Nizāmuddin Awliya, Mujaddid Alf-Thāni, Shah Walīullah, Syed Ahmad Shahīd, and more).

Table of Contents

Pages: 282

Format: Softcover

Dimensions: 6″ x 9″

ISBN: 978-1-93-376413-9

Sample Excerpt


Maqasid al-Sawm by Imām ‘Izz al-Dīn bin ‘Abd al-Salām – Download


asSalaamu Alaikum,

Some time ago, Ustadh Murabit Benavidez gifted me a PDF copy of مقاصدالصوم  by Sultān al-Ulama Imām `Izz al-Dīn bin `Abd al-Salām (ra). For the benefit of others, I thought of sharing this gift during the month of fasting. Please view below for the download link:

مقاصد الصوم by Shaykh `Izz al-Dīn bin `Abd al-Salām

asSalaamu Alaikum.

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