Types of Hanafi Legal Rulings (Ahkam)

﷽وصلى الله على سيدنا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه وسلم, ما بعد The aḥkām in the context of fiqh are the legal rulings based on the usul al-fiqh of a madhhab. Each madhhab slightly differs in the way it breaks down, defines, and applies the rulings. Below, insha'Allah, I will briefly outline the different aḥkām of … Continue reading Types of Hanafi Legal Rulings (Ahkam)

Hanafi Position on Wiping over Socks and Footgear

﷽وصلى الله على سيدنا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه وسلم, ما بعد In Nur al-Idah we can find the conditions for wiping over socks in Hanafi fiqh: With regards to the question of wiping over footgear like boots and shoes, this has been answered in the following fatawa: https://islamqa.org/hanafi/qibla-hanafi/42625 and https://islamqa.org/hanafi/qibla-hanafi/36346 To read the entire chapter … Continue reading Hanafi Position on Wiping over Socks and Footgear

Why I Chose Hanafi Fiqh Over Maliki Fiqh

﷽ اللَّهُــمَّ صَلِّ وَسَـــلِّمْ وَبَارِكْ على نَبِيِّنَـــا مُحمَّد ﷺ When I first converted to Islam in 2015, I initially followed the Maliki madhhab, which has a number of excellent characteristics. I have since decided to move to the Hanafi madhhab for a number of reasons which, insha'Allah, I will enumerate below. Note that this pertains … Continue reading Why I Chose Hanafi Fiqh Over Maliki Fiqh

Tafsir Jalalayn – Example of a Sahih Chain and Problematic Matn

Sometimes a hadith can have a sahih chain, but still be rejected. In Tafsir Jalalayn verse 7:190 we find a peculiar narration: Source: https://tafsir.app/jalalayn/7/190 Translation: But when He gave them a righteous child they ascribed to Him associates (shurakā’a a variant reading has shirkan meaning sharīkan ‘an associate’) in that which He had given them … Continue reading Tafsir Jalalayn – Example of a Sahih Chain and Problematic Matn

Historical Geography and Timeline of Early Fiqh and Hadith

﷽ Note: insha'Allah, I intend to update this article over time with more details You'll notice a few things from looking at this map. There's a complex interplay of time and location between these scholars, which had a significant influence on how they approached their deen. Let's take a look. Different Eras Imam Abu Hanifa … Continue reading Historical Geography and Timeline of Early Fiqh and Hadith

None More Knowledgeable Than the Scholar of Madina

Abu Musa al-Ash’ari narrated that the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said: “People will go out from East and West in search of knowledge, and they shall find no one more knowledgeable than the knowledgeable scholar of Madinah.” {Related by Imam al-Hakim} Abu Hurayrah who narrated that the Prophet ﷺ said: “Very soon will people beat the flanks of camels in … Continue reading None More Knowledgeable Than the Scholar of Madina