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 so that we can add to this page.

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


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

Ten salient features of the Arabic commentary of Sahih Bukhari by Shaykh Muhammad Yunus Jownpuri

Ten salient features of the Arabic commentary Nibrās al-Sārī ilā Riyāḍ al-Bukhārī by Muḥaddith al-ʿAṣr Shaykh Muḥammad Yūnus Jownpūrī

Our respected teacher Muḥaddith al-ʿAṣr Shaykh al-Ḥadīth Mawlānā Muḥammad Yūnus Jownpūrī (b. 1356/1937) has dedicated his entire life to the ḥadīths of the Prophet ﷺ. He has been teaching Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī at Mazahirul Uloom Saharanpur in India for forty nine years and was appointed to do so by Shaykh al-Ḥadīth Mawlānā Muḥammad Zakariyyā Kāndhelwī (d. 1402/1982) notwithstanding the fact that he was relatively young and there were other senior scholars alive. Continue reading

What should a Muslim student study? By Imam Ibn al-Sunni

What should a Muslim student study?

By Imam Ibn al-Sunnī (d. 364/975)

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

On a recent visit to Bahrayn, my respected father Mufti Shabbir Ahmad (b. 1376/1957 – ) was given copies of Riyāḍat al-Mutaʿallīmīn, a book recently published by Shaykh Nizam Yaquby (b. 1378-9/1959 – ).  Continue reading

Adhan and Iqamah for Newborn Child

Adhān and Iqāmah for Newborn Child


I have a question about your article on the following link: You mention that it is from the Sunnah to recite the Adhān and Iqāmah in the right and left ear respectively. However, some people say that the narration of Abū Rāfiʿ in Sunan al-Tirmidhī is weak and the narration in Sunan al-Bayhaqī is very weak. Please can you clarify the matter.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم


The companion Abū Rāfiʿ (d. ca. 40/660) (may Allah be pleased with him) said, “I saw the messenger of Allah ﷺ perform the Adhān of Ṣalāh in the ear of Ḥasan ibn ʿAlī when Fāṭimah gave him birth.” This narration has been transmitted in Sunan Abū Dāwuḍ (5105), Sunan al-Tirmidhī (1514), Muṣannaf ʿAbd al-Razzāq (7986) al-Mustadrak (4827) and other books. This narration has been categorised as ṣaḥīḥ (sound) by Imam Tirmidhī (d. 279/892) as well as Imam Ḥākim (d. 405/1014). This has been affirmed by ʿAllāmah Majd ibn Taymiyah (d. 652/1254) and Khaṭīb Tabrīzī (d. ca. 741/1340). Ḥāfiẓ Dhahabī (d. 748/1348), Ḥāfiẓ Ibn Ṭāhir al-Maqdisī (d. 507/1113) (Tadhkirah al-Ḥuffāẓ, 1: 197) and other scholars disagree with this and categorise it as weak whilst some have categorised it as ḥasan (acceptable). Irrespective of the differing views, this narration has been accepted by scholars. Imam Tirmidhī (d. 279/892) mentions that the practice [of the Ummah] is on this narration.

Ḥusayn ibn ʿAlī (d. 61/680) (may Allah be pleased with them) narrates that the messenger of Allah ﷺ said, “Whosoever has a newborn and performs the Adhān in his right ear and the Iqāmah in his left ear, Umm al-Ṣibyān (a disease or a particular Jinn) will not harm him.” This narration has been transmitted in ʿAmal alYawm Wa al-Laylah (623), Musnad Abī Yaʿ (6780) and Shuʿab al-Īmān (11: 106). This narration is weak as mentioned by Ḥāfiẓ Ibn Ḥajar (d. 852/1449), Ḥafiẓ Nūr al-Dīn Haythamī (d. 807/1405) and others. However, the scholars have deemed it acceptable to act on this narration as it supplements the narration of Abū Rāfīʿ (d. ca. 40/660) (may Allah be pleased with him). This is illustrated by the fact that scholars from the four schools of thought have deemed it mustaḥab (desirable) to perform the Adhān and Iqāmah in the right and left ear respectively. They include Imām Bayhaqī (d. 458/1066), Ḥāfiẓ Ibn al-Qayyim (d. 751/1350), ʿAllāmah Ibn Qudāmah (d. 620/1223), Imam Bahūtī (d. 1051/1641), Imam Nawawī (d. 676/1277), ʿAllāmah Ibn Ḥajar al-Makkī (d. 974/1567), Mullā ʿAlī al-Qārī (d. 1014/1605), ʿAllāmah Ibn ʿĀbidīn al-Shāmī (d. 1252/1836). The Mālikī scholar Imam Ḥaṭṭāb (d. 954/1547) writes after quoting a narration from Imam Mālik (d. 179/795) who disliked the practice, “The practice of the people has continued upon this so there is no harm in practising this.” The benefits of this practice, as mentioned by Ḥāfiẓ Ibn al-Qayyim (d. 751/1350), include protection from Shayṭān as he flees during Adhān, and that the first words the new born hears are words that glorify The Creator, Almighty Allah. For further details and references, please refer to my Arabic book Tanshīṭ al-Ādhān Fī Kitāb al-Arbaʿīn Fī al-Adhān (p. 44).[1]

Allah knows best

Yusuf Shabbir

16 Shaʿbān 1437 / 23 May 2016


[1] Information regarding this book is available on the following link:

[Book Release] Kitab al-Arbain Fil Adhan


Kitāb al-Arba’īn Fil Adhān is a unique collection of 42 narrations regarding the virtues and jurisprudence of Adhān, accompanied with a commentary in Arabic. The book has the following features:

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Congregational Tahajjud Salah in Ramadan Book Query

Congregational Tahajjud Ṣalāh in Ramaḍān Book Query


I have read your latest book الوضاحة في التطوع بالجماعة regarding congregational Tahajjud Ṣalāh in the month of Ramaḍān. Can you please clarify whether this practice in the way that it occurs in Makkah and Madīnah is permissible according to the Ḥanafī school of thought?

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