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The Story of Imām al-Bukhārī and the One Thousand Dinars

‘O ignorant one! Do you not know that I have spent my whole life compiling the aḥādīth of the Messenger of Allāh (ﷺ), and that the (inhabitants of the) earth have relied upon me and trusted me in that which I narrate of noble aḥādīth. So how can I subject myself to an accusation of theft? Am I to trade the invaluable pearls of trustworthiness and uprightness which I have attained throughout my life for the sake of a number of dinars? Imām al-Bukhārī  Imām ʿAbd al-Salām al-Mubārakfūrī mentioned in his book titled, Sīrah al-Imām al-Bukhārī Ṣayyid al-Fuqahāʾ wa-Imām al-Muḥadithīn, pg. 122-123: Imām...

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A Note on the Ijāzāt of Shaykh Muḥammad Nāṣir al-Dīn al-Albānī

The Shaykh was famous for attending the Ẓāhiriyyah library in Damascus, and was eventually given his own set of keys due to his frequent and lengthy study there. Shaykh al-Albānī has Ijāzāh in ḥadīth from the late ’Allāmah Shaykh Muḥammad Rāghib at-Tabbaagh with whom he studied ḥadīth sciences, gaining authority to transmit from him. The Shaykh himself refers to this Ijāzāh in Mukhtasarul-’Uluww (p. 72) and in Tahdeerus-Saajid (p. 63). He has a further Ijāzāh from Shaykh Bahjatul-Baytaar (through whom his isnād stretches back to Imām Aḥmad). These are mentioned in the book ḥayātul-Albānī (the...

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The Legacy of Imām Ibn Bāz

And then Ibn Bāz reminded King  of an oath he made before his ascension, saying “On this occasion I would like to remind you of your promise to the council in your letter of 16/7/1401 (May, 1981) of the determination of the government to set up an Islamic financial agency. Taken from ‘A Question of Interest: the Paralysis of Saudi Banking’ by P.W. Wilson (pp.186-188): The Asharq Al-Awsat article was just SAMA’s [Saudi al-ʿArabīan Monetary Agency] opening parry…the agency again tried to question Islamic banking by allowing one of its employees, [X], to question the ulema’s stand...

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A Brief Biography of Abū Bakr Muḥammad ibn al-Ḥusayn al-ʿĀjurrī al-Baghdādī

The Imām, the Muḥaddith, the Example…. He was a scholar enacting what he taught, trustworthy and precise, possessing dīn, the follower of the Sunnah. The Imām, the Scholar of Ḥadīth, the Example, the Shaykh of the Noble Haram, author of many beneficial works, truthful, the devout worshipper and the one who closely followed the Sunnah. He was born in Baghdād in the year 280H, later he moved to Makkah and died there in the year 360H after having lived there for some thirty years. He heard from: Abū Muslim al-Kajjī, Muḥammad ibn Yahyá al-Marwazī, Abū Shu`ayb al-Harrānī,...

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