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  • Hadith and Protection of Makkah and Madina from Plague

    Hadith and Protection of Makkah and Madina from Plague5

    Waqar Akbar Cheema Abstract The article is about hadith reports mentioning protection for Makkah and Madina from plague. Relevant reports have been critically analysed to show how the spread of pandemics such as COVID-19 to Makkah and Madina casts no aspersions on sayings authentically reported from Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ). [divider]  1. Introduction We have earlier explored

  • Discussion on ‘Amr bin Maimun’s Narration about Stoning of Monkeys1

    Waqar Akbar Cheema Abstract ‘Amr bin Maimun’s narration about the stoning of monkeys is usually picked by critics not only for its particular subject matter but also to use it as an inductive notion against the veracity of Sahih al-Bukhari and even hadith corpus at large. This paper analyzes its various content forms and their comparative strength according to

  • 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