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  • Al-Bukhari, his “Sahih”, and the Hanafis

    Al-Bukhari, his “Sahih”, and the Hanafis0

    Waqar Akbar Cheema 1. Introduction Great minds always tend to differ on some points. The same has happened within the Islamic tradition. Except for the rare anomalous opinions (nawādir) of jurists, the differences among pious scholars of the salaf have always been from the category of ikhtilāf (when paths are different but the destination is same) and not khilāf (when both path

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  • Is ‘Ikrimah alone in narrating the hadith “Whoever changes his religion, kill him”?

    Is ‘Ikrimah alone in narrating the hadith “Whoever changes his religion, kill him”?0

    Waqar Akbar Cheema 1. Introduction Some modernists claiming to be ‘real Hanafis’ in their spree of lies suggest that ‘Ikrimah – the freedslave of Ibn ‘Abbas – is alone in narrating the well-known hadith about the punishment of apostasy, من بدل دينه فاقتلوه Whoever changes his religion, kill him. Coupled with their baseless accusation that

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  • Abu Hanifa’s opinion of ‘Ikrimah

    Abu Hanifa’s opinion of ‘Ikrimah0

    Waqar Akbar Cheema 1. Introduction Some modernists using the name of “Hanafi” scholars seek to raise questions about established Islamic ideals, opinions, and institutions. One such group tends to impugn the trustworthiness and reliability of a major hadith authority among the students of the companions of the Prophet (ﷺ) – ‘Ikrimah, the freedslave of ‘Abdullah bin

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