Preface to Sezgin’s Work on the Sources of Sahih Bukhari
Dr. M. Fuad Sezgin Admin’s Note: We are reproducing the English translation of the late Dr Muhammad Fuad Sezgin’s (1924 – 2018) preface to his
Explained: Hadith about Last Hour in a Boy’s Lifetime
The Qur’an is categorical in stating that none but Allah knows the time of the Last Hour (i.e., the Day of Judgment). It also establishes
Taqra’ or Tuqri’: Are Seven Ahruf not predicated on the Prophetic instruction?
Waqar Akbar Cheema Abstract Some revisionists twist a narration of the sab‘a ahruf hadith related by Ubayy b. Ka‘b, arguing that a clear Prophetic precedent
Muhajirun Ansariyun: The Immigrant Ansar
We all know about the Muhajirun and the Ansar. But do you know there was another category, the Muhajirun Ansariyun, i.e. the Immigrant Ansar? Muhammad b. Sa‘d al-Baghdadi (d.
First up on the Day of Judgment: Prayers or Bloodshed?
What will be the first act inquired about or decided on on the Day of Judgment? A hadith related by ‘Abdullah b. Mas‘ud (d. 32-33/653)
Seven Ahruf Hadith: On Suggestions against Centrality of the Prophetic Precedent
Waqar Akbar Cheema Abstract Whereas the bulk of hadith reports on seven ahruf are laden with proofs for the centrality of Prophetic precedent, specific odd
Mistake or Mischief? Dedering and a report on the Prophet’s marriage with ‘Aisha
Waqar Akbar Cheema Muslim scholars commenting on Orientalists’ contribution to the study of Islam acknowledge that they edited and published and thus introduced scores of
Seven Ahruf Scheme and the Centrality of the Prophetic Precedent
Waqar Akbar Cheema Abstract This paper shows how the Prophetic precedent comes out as pivotal to the sab‘a ahruf scheme. In highlighting aspects of hadith
Sab‘a Ahruf Hadith: Sab‘a Indeed Means Seven
Waqar Akbar Cheema Abstract One of the differences in the interpretation of ‘Sab‘a Ahruf’ hadith reports is whether sab‘a denotes the specific numeral or signifies