Featured Ridawi.org Launch!

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  1. Aqdas

    Aqdas Staff Member

    Allah ta'ala reward Shaykh Abu Hasan for this site. It is ever so useful. It's always my first permanently open tab.
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  2. abu Hasan

    abu Hasan Administrator

    looks like you are the only one who is doing it.

  3. Aqdas

    Aqdas Staff Member

    This website is too good. I'm downloading books a few times a week easy.
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    Aqdas Staff Member

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  5. AbdalQadir

    AbdalQadir time to move along! will check pm's.

  6. abu Hasan

    abu Hasan Administrator

    thanks to brothers aqdas and ahmad raza.
  7. abu Hasan

    abu Hasan Administrator

    to rework alahazrat's quote*:
    "..har qabil e jawab iytiraz ka laa-jawab jawab diya jaega jo in sha'Allah laa-jawab rahega..."

    in ab'has e akhirah he wrote:

    "har qabil e jawab iytiraz ke laa jawaab jawaab diye;
    jo biHamdillah laa jawaab rahey..."
    Last edited: May 6, 2022
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  8. AbdalQadir

    AbdalQadir time to move along! will check pm's.

    Ma sha Allah tabarak Allah

    Great initiative and work. I'm a bit late to comment as I've been out of station. Still need to dive deep into the site rather than quickly scrolling thru. The pics and customization are amazing. Very original work ma sha Allah.

    One question though - if the devs also come up with such a repository of their "justifications" and clarifications etc, have we pre-emptively built a refutation section of that (sorry if already done and i missed)? Not talking abt Ala Hazrat's refutation of the original kufriyat, but the counter "refutations" by devs and counter counter refutations and so on, coz these guys have a disease of not shutting up, and i expect them to throw up some cheap copy of this and paste all their devbandi apologia on cyberspace.
  9. abu Hasan

    abu Hasan Administrator

    we have posted the request on the website and we request brothers to visit the website and inform us of any work that is missing.

    you can post here or send your recommendations to feedback@ridawipress.org.

    jazakumAllah khayran.
  10. abu Hasan

    abu Hasan Administrator

    you can post here.

    btw a number of articles and posts are pending. keep visiting.

    'whats new' section will be added soon. in sha'Allah.

    this is the launch - and in sha'Allah in the coming six months we hope that it will grow twice as much. wa billahi't tawfiq.
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2022
  11. Hanafi Sunni

    Hanafi Sunni Veteran

    ma sha allah. Mubarak to the barelwis/sunnis
    how do we give feedback for slight corrections?
  12. abu nibras

    abu nibras Staff Member

    Alhamdulillah! This new project is a long time dream coming to fruition, it is a website dedicated to Alahazrat Imam Ahmad Rida Khan, the mujaddid and reviver of the ummah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa alihi wa sallam of the fourteenth century Hijri from India.

    The grand Imam of ahlus sunnah, al-Imam Shah Ahmed Rida Khan al Baraylawis knowledge, works, exegesis, fatawa, poetry and spiritual treatises form a vast corpus of Islamic literature; this treasure is not only magnificently majestic but is also intimidatingly deep as an ocean.

    Comprehending and explaining most of this is beyond the reach of present day urdu standards, or even madarsa grade arabic of today's scholars.

    The main objective of this website is to serve as a singular and comprehensive resource for all the works related to Alahazrat, in a well-organized manner. This repository, it is hoped, will be immensely useful for researchers, writers, and in general, anyone who wishes to pursue Ridawi Studies or explore Ridawi Literature.

    Alahazrat was a prolific writer and the volume of his work is rivalled only by the exceptionally high quality of his work, the breadth of topics that he covers touching multiple discplines, the amount of content and the depth of his insight. Most scholars in latter times (at least in the past 400 years), have written mostly on topics that have been discussed by past Imams and have references in earlier works. Alahazrat's wizardry lies in his uncanny ability to produce works and collect references for issues that may not have precedents - or when there were precedents, these issues were either mentioned merely in passing or had not received a polemical treatment. Alahazrat marshalls hundreds of references - and in many cases from such ahadith and articles of law (masa'yil) that even a seasoned mufti or a hadith scholar would not have thought of; and the strength of his argument is legendary. It would not be an exaggeration if Alahazrat is called the Abu Hanifah of his age, for he was a reflection of that Supreme Imam (Imam A'azam) - and his diligent follower - in his copious erudition, his critical insight into matters, his logical acumen, his irrepressible zeal to defend the religion and the exceptionally high standards of piety in his personal affairs.

    It was only natural that a vast body of work of such a versatile genius should give rise to critical studies on his corpus of works - commentaries, analyses and comparative readings. Until the digital revolution ushered in the trend of PDFs - most of these books were found in personal libraries of ulama specialising in Ridawi Studies (Rizwiyyaat) and except for a few popular titles, most were out of print. A common student/scholar could not hope to buy or borrow these books. Scholars like Mawlana Sayyid Masud Ahmad, Mawlana Abdul Hakim Sharaf, Mawlana Sayyid Raees and others compiled volumes such as Aayinah-e-Rizwiyyaat and Ma'arif e Raza to introduce these works generally grouped as 'Rizwiyyaat'.

    Almost all of these works are available on the internet, archived and scattered on various websites - scribd, archive.org and many other sites. The major problem hitherto was they were not collected, collated and made available as organized content. Ridawi.org seeks to fill this gap, bringing this massive treasure of work to Sunni ulama and populace with just a few clicks, in sha Allah.

    Most of what is translated analysed, simplified and available in English of the works and about alahazrat alayhi rahmatu wa riDwan is but a glimpse of the accessible sunlight zones of his ocean of knowledge.

    Availability of the original work of Alahazrat is a welcome delight for any seeker of islamic knowledge, however, only the learned scholars of the ummah, equipped with linguistic acumen and flair across the Islamic sciences and languages, who are well versed in the sciences of kalam, fiqh, hadith, tafsir, can fully understand the nuances and intricacies and are fortunate enough to experience the bewildering genius that was Alahazrat .

    Not only tafaqquh of the deen, but the mere linguistic skills needed to traverse the different pelagic zones of this ocean of Alahazrat's knowledge , and present its treasures to the English audience, is an ask that only a handful of people in the world are qualified to undertake.

    The fact that this has been undertaken by Shaykh Abu Hasan Ridawi is a gladsome breeze of joy for the admirers of Alahazrat and the ummah, The Shaykh has immersed himself in Alahazrat and his works over the last twenty years and will in sha Allah, uncover, elucidate, translate and open to the public little known facets of the works and the impact of alahazrat on Islam today. Allah azza wa jall has granted the Shaykh acumen in these very skills, as if he were prepared over years to this noble task. alhamdulillah.

    The ilm of Alahazrat and its benefit has and in sha Allah will outlast the fitnahs of the imams time, eons after the schisms of Alahazrat’s detractors and their misguided rebuttals wither away, the ummah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa alihi wa sallam will in sha Allah still bask in the light of Alahazrat’s knowledge, may Allah azza wa jall elevate his ranks for the sake of His beloved Habib sallallahu alayhi wa alihi wa sallam.

    We pray that this resource serves as a lightpost, a compass and a guide in this city of knowledge that Alahazrat has left for the ummah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa alihi wa sallam. We hope and pray that by the mercy of Allah azza wa jall, for the sake of His beloved Habib, that this resource will grow and develop into something the coming generations can benefit from in sha Allah

    Come, let us explore the world of Alahazrat...
  13. abu nibras

    abu nibras Staff Member

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