Many people not only ask for their needs of the Auliyaa, they also take vows on their names, by saying that if a certain need of theirs is fulfilled, then they will place a new chadar on the grave of the Wali, or that they will give a certain amount of money. In this regard it is necessary to familiarise yourself with a few Masaa`il.
(1). To take a vow (minnat or nazar) is an Ibaadat, and to make Ibaadat of anyone else besides Allaah Ta`ala is not permissible. It is stated in our famous Hanafi Kitaab, Durrul Mukhtaar: Read more... (2051 words, estimated 8:12 mins reading time)
My belief regarding Nabi (sallAllaahu alaihi wasallam) is that he is not merely a human being, in fact, he is the best and the leader of the human species. He is not merely an offspring of Hadhrat Adam (alaihi salaam), he is, in fact, the best of all the children of Hadhrat Adam (alaihi salaam) – sallAllaahu alaihi wasallam – Nabi (sallAllaahu alaihi wasallam) himself said:
“I will be the leader of the children of Adam on the day of Qiyaamah.”
The fact that he (sallAllaahu alaihi wasallam) is the best of man and humankind is not only a matter of honour and pride for himself, in fact, his being from amongst the human nation is a matter of envy for the angels. Read more... (651 words, estimated 2:36 mins reading time)
Matala refers to the place of rising of the moon. The moon is born in different parts of the world and accordingly will rise and set at different times depending on the various geographic locations. Thus, the moon will rise and will be visible at a particular place and might not be visible at another place at the same time due to the latter having different moonrise and set times.
Based on the above, two questions arise: Is this concept of ikhtilaaf-e-Mataali’e recognised in the Shari;ah, and will it be considered for calendar purposes? Read more... (528 words, estimated 2:07 mins reading time)
Q. “Is it obligatory to shave all the hair of the head after performing Hajj or Umrah, or a part of the hair can be cut? Please guide us with the detailed information according to Fiqh-e-Hanafi.”
(Muhammad Ashraf, Karachi)
A. It is not obligatory to shave one’s head or to cut all his hair at the conclusion of Ihram in Umrah or Hajj. One can also cut his hair instead of shaving it. The minimum requirement for coming out of ihram, according to fiqh-e-Hanafi, is to cut one’s hair at least to the measure of a fingertip from all sides of one’s hair. If one has cut his hair to this extent, he can come out of Ihram. However, if one’s hair are too short, and he cannot cut them to the measure of a fingertip, he will have to shave his head without which he cannot come out of Ihram. Read more... (212 words, estimated 51 secs reading time)
Hazrat Ibn Mas’ood R.A. relates that Rasulullah Sal’am said: ‘Follow up the Haj or the unrah (with each other) for verily they remove poverty and sin in the same manner that fire cleans away the dirt in iron, gold and silver’. Read more... (306 words, estimated 1:13 mins reading time)
Hanafis & Observance of Hadith
(10) It is also argued that the Hanafis rely on weak Ahadith. But, this is wrong. The correct answer is that their books must be examined to find out the truth. The following are some of those books.
- Sharah Ma’ani al-Aathar, (Tahawi)
- Fath al-Qadeer, (Ibn Numan)
- Nasb ar Rayah, (Zayl’ee)
- Al-Jawhar an Naqi, (Mardini)
- Umdatul Qari, (Ayni)
- Fath alMulhim, (Uthmani)
- Bazlal Jamhud, (Saharanpuri)
- Ala us Sunan, (Zafar Ahmad Uthmani)
- Ma’arifus-Sunan, (Binnori)
- Fayd ul-Bari, Sharah Saheeh Bukhari
Nevertheless, we do point out some basic points in brief. Read more... (1677 words, estimated 6:42 mins reading time)
The question then arises why choose an imam from only the four although there have been many mujtahids? There were: Sufyan Thawri, Awz’ai, Abdullah ibn Mubarak, Ishaq ibn Rahuyah, Imam Bukhari, Ibn Abu Layla, Ibn Shabramah, Hasan ibn Salih, and scores of others.
The reason is that their juristic teachings are not compiled together. If they had been arranged as the teachings of others are then surely their taqleed would have been allowed too. Neither we have their rulings in book form nor are there ulama representing them. Allamah Abdur Rauf Munadi cites Hafiz Zahabi as saying:
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