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Discussion in 'Siyar an-Nubala' started by Aqdas, Nov 14, 2012.
Allama Mufti Akhtar Raza Khan Sahib Barelvi
sidi shakil will read this and confirm but i did hear good news from him that bahar e shari'at of mufti amjad 'ali a'zami has been translated.
any english works available in the U.S.?
as-Salamu Alaykum ,
I was wondering if there were any works in English on the Hanafi Mathab by traditional scholars (either Barelwi Indian Ahlus Sunnah or Arab Ahlus Sunnah - please do not tell me about books by Deobandiya Scholars) that are available online for FREE or just available in the U.S. for ordering (specifically California)
'Hazrat Molana Shah Turab Al-'Haq (May Allah save him), Amir Ahl Sunnah Wal Jama'ah Karachi, is a renowned scholar and khalifa of 'Huzur Mufti 'Azam Rahimahullah, but he is not mufti. He has authored several books that are very popular on the market. Some of his books I rememer and have read are;
Imam A'dham - a compilation on Imam 'Adham Abu 'Hanifa Radi Allaho 'Anh, and an excellent reference for those who have listened to some objections from ahl 'hadath
Khawateen or Deeni Masail - a brief book covering necessary information for women related to their prayers ('ibadaat) and everyday life (mu'amlaat)
Mazaraat par 'Hazri - an excellent book on the proof of visiting graves and seeking help from the deceased friends of Allah (olia kiram). also discusses actions that are permitted or prohibited when visiting graves
Ziaul 'Hadith - a small collection of ahadeeth related to beliefs, incumbent prayers, importance and benefits of good manners ect.
Jamal-e-Mustafa - as the name implies, talks about the charisma of the best of creation in all respects, his holy physique, speech, and manners.
Tasawwuf or Tareeqat - it is a reply to a set of questions asked by his mureed about tasawwuf. it is a must read for beginners who want to learn about tasawwuf.
Tafseer Surah Fatih'a
Mubarak Ratain - a small book about all santified and blessed nights in a hijri calendar.
Sidi abu Hasan said:
Some of Mufti Nizamuddin's Q & A sessions are at http://www.sunnidawateislami.net/.in2site.html?india05/index.html (go to Day 3) and a few of his speeches are also at the site.
I am attaching an introduction in Urdu of one of the top Hanafi fuqaha of India, Hazrat Shaykh Mufti Khaleel Ahmed Nizami Damat Barkatuhum of Hyderbad Deccan , he is the Shaykh-ul-Jamia of the renowned Jamia Nizamia of Hyderabad Deccan.
He is so humble that if you dont know who he is or dont notice the nur that emanates from his presence he largely goes unnoticed, leads an extremely austere life with the bare minimum and works most of the time writing his Fatwas, teaching, delivering his weekly lectures while conducting the daily affairs of the Jamia and personally looking into the functioning of the institution and its affiliates which has around 25000 students.
Introduction : Hazrat Shaykh Mufti Khaleel Ahmed Nizami Damat Barkatuhum
Assalaam alakum wr wb - I think it would be Sayyid Shaykh Muhammed Al-Yaqubie (Syria). And Allah knows best.
There is also Fatawa Europe by a Mufti from Holland. The 1st volume is out. It's about 800 pages.
Assalam u Alaikum
There is Mufti Munib ur Rehman who I think has wrote a book on contemporary Fiqh Issues. He is the Principal of Dar ul Uloom Naeemia , Karachi http://www.naeemia.com . The learned Mufti visited the UK last summer.
There is also Mufti Shah Turab Ul Haq Qadri of Dar ul Uloom Amjadia, Karachi.
Sidi Asif mentioned Syed Zahid Shah Rizvi of Birmingham formerly of Nottingham. I know a brother who studied with the Syed and also in Syria and the Hijaz. The brother states “Syed Zahid is as learned if not better than anyone he has met “.
A brief biography of the Syed is below:-
Shaykh Syed Zahid Hussain Rizvi is one of the leading scholars of Islam in Europe today an outstanding teacher and an eloquent public speaker. He is a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and hails from a scholastic Syed family from Azad Kashmir, Pakistan.
He was trained in the Islamic Sciences under the close attention and supervision of the Muhaddith of Pakistan, Shaykh al-Muhaddith Muhammad Sardar Ahmed Qadri RA (a student and Khalifa of the Renewer of Islam in India, al-Imam al’Arif Billah Ahmed Rida Khan al Barelwi RA). The Shaykh studied the traditional Dars e Nizami curriculum and Hadith at the institution of the Muhaddith of Pakistan in Faislabad, Pakistan. During his stay in Faislabad the Shaykh also took the Qadri Rizvi spiritual path from his teacher.
At the behest of his spiritual guide and teacher Shaykh Zahid went on to Karachi in the pursuit of the Sacred Knowledge for a long period of time and studied with the leading ulama of the time including Allama Khalil Ahmad Khan Barkati ( a student of Allama Amjad Ali Azmi the author of the great encyclopaedia on Hanafi Fiqh – Bahare e Shariat), Allama Zafaruddin Bihari (a student and Khalifa of the Renewer of Islam in India, al-Imam al’Arif Billah Ahmed Rida Khan al Barelwi RA) and Allama Syed Muhammad Hashim Faazil Shamsi a graduate of the Shamsul Ata University at Bihar, India. The Shaykh then went on to study and graduate at the renowned University of Bahawalpur. Shaykh Zahid was given several ijazas by these ulama in various disciplines. He is indeed an ocean of knowledge and guidance in a time that ignorance is rife.
From Sidi abu Hasan:
Mufti Nizamuddin is head of the Darul Ifta at Ashrafia. His fatawa appear every month in the 'Fiqhiyat' section of the monthly Ashrafia. One or two of his fatawa about Sajda as-Sahw are also on Sunnipath.
I have split the topic and created a separte thread for discussing the questiosn regarding Shaykh Tahir-ul-Qadri. now lets go on with this topic. inshallah
About professor sahib, his books are excellent but I think he has a tendency to please whichever audience he is addressing; thus with shias he goes into hyperbolic praise of the ahlul bayt e it-haar and with 'modernists' his discourse becomes modern etc. YET i think his personal aqeedah is sound. wallahu 'alam.
another scholar who has written good works on fiqh is pirzada imdad hussain. they are aimed at youngsters in the west and very good for that purpose.
i know that the scholars of jamia nizammiya in lahore have published a lot of quality works.
another very learned scholar is mufti ghulaam rasool of alipur sharif who has written Fatawa Bartania (Britannia), a 2 volume work of Hanafi fiqh for Muslims living in the UK which answers questions of concern to us here. He is very old and frail now but you can see him attend the gyarwin sharif ocassionally of pir sayyid abd al qadir shah sahib al jilani of walthamstow, london. mufti sahib is a walking library. when he teaches he never has a book in front of him but does it from memory!
as for pir sayyid abdal qadir shah sahib al-jilani, i don't know about any written works, but he is the most knowledgable scholar i have yet seen. amazing. you can listen to his illuminating speeches at http://www.yanabi.com.
allama pir sayyid zahid hussain shah is another 'walking library'...
as for written works, i am not aware of many...which doesn't mean there aren't any...
can we list works in any islamic science by contemporary scholars and not just fiqh?
numbers my dear, are irrelevant.
your logic would put imam al-a`aDHam abu Hanifah far below his followers!
inspite of imam ahmed riDa's copious work, i vehemently oppose the categorization of 'so-many-plentiful' as the sole criterion to judge his genius. this is a fallacy that is somehow ingrained in our subconscious; we tend to weigh people's worth in how many - how many millions, how many books, how many followers...
i do not absolve myself of this either - as i said, it is ingrained in our subconscious that quantity =very great. i know of an author - islamic author - who has hundreds of books to his name; they are mediocre in both style and substance.
again, i don't say that numbers are absolutely useless. they have a merit, but judging one's genius ONLY by numbers is wrong. if i have not already stretched the point, i would say that 'number-of' is like zeroes. the higher the preceding digit, the better the value number of zeroes gives.
Can't the fuqaha be named by listing the major fatwa works? For example, I read the Mufti Shariful Haq Amjadi of Jamia Ashrafia, Mubarakpur, authored 70,000 fatawa.
you know what - I dont know - probably this topic would be better answered if this was addressed to knowledgeable schoalrs who read more from the fuqaha of the day than what nincompoops like me do.
I was hoping to compile a list of living scholars as they are living resources and the fortunate ones can tap into them and benefit inshaallah.
the poignancy of our situation is that earthy celebrities interest us more than knowing our pious `ulema.
I found a farly nice list of contemporary scholars ( all madahibs) at htspub but again it is not comprehensive.
this is a most excellent topic, only thing is that i don't really know anyone who would be considered to be a faqeeh of the hanafi madhab. Would Shaykh Abdul Fattah Abu Ghuddah (ra) come under the category of contemporary faqeeh, since he only passed away a few years ago?
Who are the best Fuqaha of our age ? I wish to complie a list inshaallah according to the four different madahibs.
A small note on why you think the faqih qulaifies to be listed amongst the best will also be appreciated. ( An unbiased scholarly opinion would be better still )
Please note that the practical realm of activity for the Fuqaha is much more beyond what we see on the Internet, so I would not be surprized to see some lesser known or totally new names here.
Since it is familiar grounds let us start with the Hanafi Fuqaha. Inshaallah.
Also should a list like the one I am hoping to compile be based on categories of region ?
Please post your inputs.