100 Discourses of Shaykh Ashraf Ali Thanawi

100 Discourses of Ḥakīm al-Ummah Mawlānā Ashraf ʿAlī Thānawī (d. 1362/1943)

بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم

Over the past few days, I have been reading through some of the books of Ḥakīm al-Ummah Mawlānā Ashraf ʿAlī Thānawī (d. 1362/1943) in pursuit of his stance on a particular issue.  Mawlānā Ashraf ʿAlī Thānawī was one of the most distinguished scholars of the recent past who authored eight hundred works (Nuzhat al-Khawāṭir, 8:1187) on a range of topics. Continue reading

Spending on the family on Ashura 10 Muharram (Part 2)

Spending on the family on ʿĀshūrāʾ (Part 2)

Summary of the treatise of Imam Ibn al-Qaṭṭān al-Fāsī al-Mālikī (d. 628/1231)

بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم

Last year, I wrote an article regarding the status of the narration which encourages increasing expenditure on the family on ʿĀshūrāʾ (10th Muḥarram). The various views of the scholars and ḥadīth experts regarding the authenticity of this narration were outlined in the article which is available on the following link: https://nawadir.org/2016/09/18/spending-on-the-family-on-ashura-10-muharram/. Recently, I came across a treatise by the Mālikī scholar Imam Ibn al-Qaṭṭān al-Fāsī (d. 628/1231) entitled Faḍāʾil ʿĀshūrāʾ, which is printed in the second volume of the nineteenth annual edition of Liqāʾ al-ʿAshr al-Awākhir bi al-Masjid al-Ḥarām. Continue reading

Muhaddithul Asr Shaykh Muhammad Yunus Jownpuri – Memories, Publications, Obituaries

This page aims to gather the various obituaries and articles written before and after the demise of our beloved Muhaddith al-Asr Shaykh al-Hadith Mawlana Muhammad Yunus Jownpuri who passed away on Tuesday 11 July 2017 / 17 Shawwāl 1438 in Saharanpur, India. If you have any article, memory, obituary, or publication of Shaykh or regarding Shaykh in Arabic, English or Urdu, please email a copy to our admin on nawadir.org@gmail.com so that we can add to this page.

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Obituary: Muhaddith al-Asr Shaykh al-Hadith Mawlana Muhammad Yunus Jownpuri

Obituary: Muḥaddith al-ʿAṣr Shaykh al-Ḥadīth Mawlānā Muḥammad Yūnus Jownpūrī

بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم

It is with great sadness and sorrow we received the news of the demise of our teacher and the teacher of our teachers, Muḥaddith al-ʿAṣr Shaykh al-Ḥadīth Mawlānā Muḥammad Yūnus Jownpūrī (d. 1438/2017) this morning at approximately 5am British Summer Time. When I retired to sleep just after 2am, I had received the news of the demise of Ḥaḍrat Mawlānā Ismāʿīl Badāt a resident of the blessed city of Madīnah, who like Shaykh Muḥammad Yūnus Jownpūrī was a disciple of Shaykh al-Ḥadīth Mawlānā Muḥammad Zakariyyā Kāndhelwī (d. 1402/1982). Continue reading

Can there be any reward better than Jannah

Can there be any reward better than Jannah? 

By Mukhtar Master – 19/5/17

The ‘why?’, or otherwise termed as ‘the purpose of existence’, is one of the greatest challenges to mankind.  However, not so for Muslims, as Allah himself states quite explicitly and unambiguously, the purpose of our creation in the Glorious Qu’ran:

“I did not create the Jinns and mankind except to worship Me.”[1]

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[New Book Release] An Expositive Treatise on the Six Fasts of Shawwal

THE BOOK

A critical study on the controversy surrounding the six fasts of Shawwāl from a ḥadīth and jurisprudential perspective. The treatise highlights the authentication of the ḥadīth transmitted in Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim by more than twenty experts and the endorsement of the practice by more than fifty scholars. Continue reading