The Companions are the Stars of Guidance by Sheikh Muhammad Akhtar Rida Khan

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  1. Ridwi

    Ridwi Well-Known Member

    SubḥānAllāh an excellent work, masha’Allah.

    Ihsanica al-hamdu lillah are doing a great job translating these works into English.

    I am not sure if the mods will agree but maybe put this on the front page of the site.
  2. faqir

    faqir Veteran

    also, there is a largish gap on page 26 ... is that intentional?
  3. faqir

    faqir Veteran

    al-salam `alaikum

    Looks a very useful treatise which is professionally translated. I've not had the time to read it all yet but can you mention who the editor is which the author is critiquing?
  4. ihsanica media

    ihsanica media New Member

    Al-Salamu 'alaykum,

    In the name of Allah, the Compassionate the Merciful. All praise belongs to Allah, the Lord of the worlds. May prayers and salutations be upon the master of the two worlds, our liege lord Muhammad, and upon his pure family, noble Companions, and all who follow his exemplary way.

    Our (Ihsanica Media) first publication, The Companions are the Stars of Guidance by Sheikh Muhammad Akhtar Rida Khan al-Azhari:


    * Publisher's foreword:

    This treatise written by the scholar and sage, Sheikh Muhammad Akhtar Rida Khan, discusses the famous hadith ascribed to the Prophet -may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him: “My Companions are like the stars; whomever of them you follow you will be guided.” This hadith was declared weak by many scholars; however, the author explains that if a weak hadith gains fame and general acceptance it can be judged as authentic. Imam al-Suyuti said in Tadrib al-rawi:“Some of them have said that a hadith is judged authentic if it is met with general acceptance among the people, even if it does not possess an authentic chain.”

    The tribulation of our time is that there are those who, in their misplaced zeal, claim that this hadith is forged. That is a baseless view first propagated by the literalist scholar Ibn Hazm, and followed by the late Sheikh Muhammad Nasir al-Din al-Albani, the self-taught Salafi “revivalist.”

    Sheikh Muhammad Akhtar Rida Khan does not seek to authenticate this hadith; his goal is to respond to the claims that it is forged [mawdu'] and prove that [1] it has a basis [2] that there are similar reports that are sound [3] the Gnostics and saints accepted the soundness of this hadith through their spiritual unveiling [kashf]. This treatise is also a brilliant defense of the Companions’ preeminence in jurisprudence and reflects the author’s mastery of the hadith sciences and legal theory.

    - Dr. Najah 'Awad Siyam
    Muqattam Publishers, Cairo, Egypt

    * Paraphrased and condensed from the original Arabic text. The work was first published by Muqattam Publishers in Cairo, Egypt.
    Junayd Yasin [Ihsanica Media]

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