Brother Zameelur Rahman, may Allah (SWT) reward him abundantly, has completed the translation of the section al-Ziyarat al-Nabawiyyah from اعلاء السن I’la’ al-Sunan. Please view below to download the 30-page PDF document:
Chapters on the Prophetic Visitation – Translation from I’la’ al-Sunan
This monumental work, authored by Allamah Zafar Ahmad al-Uthmani al-Thanawi (ra), is a Hadith-based compendium of detailed evidences from which the rulings of the Hanafi madhhab are derived.
Preceding this chapter, Allamah Zafar Ahmad al-Uthmani (ra) writes,
“From the wondrous fortunes is the drafting of the chapter of visitation and its completion a year and some months before the completion of the chapters of Hajj in the illuminated [city of] Madinah, at the house of my master, our intimate guardian [Mawlana Khalil Ahmad Saharanpuri], facing the fragrant Rawdah and the illuminated prophetic mosque; and the writing of the last pages of it in the presence of the Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace) facing him while standing in front him, fearful and apprehensive of his gaze, with trembling hands due to recalling his eminence and loftiness. And all praise belongs to Allah, first and last, and blessings and peace be upon the Noble Prophet and his two companions and all his companions and his household, continuously and perpetually.”
I hope to be able to sort these books alphabetically and provide one post per book which would include all available editions. For now, I have simply listed the links to the Internet Archive where you can find the books organized in collections.
With help, I would also like to provide some posts that organize the books according to subject and also according to year of study in a typical Dars Nizami institution.
One of the best works on Hanafi usul that has come out in a while, this book was written by a friend who graduated from the Hadith specialization course in Karachi supervised by my dear ustadh and shaykh, Mawlana ‘Abd al-Halim al-Nu’mani (may Allah elongate his life).
The book outlines the principles of hadith study explicated by the jurists of the Hanafi school and highlights the importance of understanding where the hadith transmitters (muhaddithun) diverged from the jurists (fuqaha’), and in particular the Hanafi jurists, in the principles of derivation of law from hadith.
It also examines the position of the early scholars of usul in the madhhab and which specific principles can be traced to each. An essential reading for any serious student of the madhhab, it is especially important because the chapter on Sunnah in books of usul al-fiqh is so often neglected.
Dirasat fi Usul al-Hadith ‘ala Manhaj al-Hanafiyyah
Recently, I was blessed with a gift from the esteemed and beloved scholar Shaykh Musa Furber, a link to his new translation of Abu Shuja’ al-Asfahani’s Matn al-Ghayah wa al-Taqrib, a renowned Shafi’i fiqh text, in electronic format. The book has not yet been sent for hardcopy print and had just been released online, making all the more enjoyable to be amongst the first to read it.
I downloaded the iBooks version on my iPad and have been enjoying reading it since. The translation, as expected, is clear, precise, and fluid. I say “as expected” because anyone familiar with Shaykh Musa’s translations knows of his prowess in the field.
The book is available for download on iPhones, iPads, or iPod touches using iBooks and on computers with iTunes. I’ve included a brief description of the work below taken from iTunes. The iTunes link is http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-ultimate-conspectus/id550128867?mt=11&ign-mpt=uo%3D4
A translation of Abū Shujā‘ah al-Aṣfahānī’s introduction to classical Islamic law. This enduring classic covers the full range of basic topics within the Shāfi‘ī school of law. It includes the full Arabic text and notes to point out where later Shāfi‘ī jurists have differed from the author, Imām al-Nawawī’s preferences, and minor clarifications and explanations.
Mawlana Badrul Islam kindly shared with us the following:
Al-hamdu lillah, the 19-volume Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs (Qatar) edition of this monumental work of Imam Badr al-Din al-‘Ayni al-Hanafi is available to download here:
A review: http://www.dorar.net/art/478
There is also a similar edition (in 19 vols.) published by Dar al-Nawadir (Kuwait).
Recently Dar al-Minhaj (Jeddah) has published a new edition in 21 vols, which shows the name of the muhaqqiq as Shaykh Mawlana Sayyid Arshad Madani saheb of DU Deoband.