The scholar of today

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  1. Noori

    Noori Senior Moderator

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  2. Umar99

    Umar99 Veteran

    So if it is made of rubber, leather, or any other non-metal it is allowed?
  3. Abu Fadl

    Abu Fadl Banned

    Brother abu hasan, Ala Hazrat did refer to wristwatches with a metal chain (as brother noori said) and a few scholars still follow that opinion.
  4. Noori

    Noori Senior Moderator

    there is a difference of opinion on the permissibility of wristwatches with metalic chain. 'huzur mufti-e-azam hind 'hazrat molana Mustafa Ridha Khan 'alaihi rah'ma wa ridhwan opined, even after some scholars argued with him quite at lenght, that it was impermissible, whereas 'hazrat allama moalana sharif al-haq amjadi was of the view that it was legitimate. many of our contemporary ulama too do not allow it, among them are 'hazrat allama molana akhtar ridha khan, 'hazrat molana abdul 'hakeem sharaf qadri,'hazrta molana shah turab al-haq qadri and many others (may Allah save them), whereas i've seen several other ulama wearing such wristwaches. i conjecture that to be on the safe side and specially to avoid difference of opinion, those who wear such wristwaches should remove them while praying, though prayer would be valid according to the ulama who allow it.
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  5. abu Hasan

    abu Hasan Administrator

    the earliest wristwatches for men were produced commercially in the early 20th century - and almost all of them came with a leather strap. infact, prior to this, it was a horror for a man to wear a wrist watch as it was considered unmanly and jewelry item worn by women.

    at that time pocket watches were fastened by a chain around the neck or to a coat pocket.

    this fashion change from pocket watches to wristwatches was taking place in europe and it was only much later that wristwatches became common in india. given this context, it is fair to assume that alaHazrat was talking about gold chains being worn by men to fasten pocket watches and not about the metal bands that are ubiquitous in our times.

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  6. Abu Fadl

    Abu Fadl Banned

  7. Assalaam Alaikum

    When someone informed Ata Muhammed Bidyalavi (RA)Sahib the wearing a watch with a metal chain is not allowed(as he wore one) according to Ala Hadrat(RA) he replied "I am a muqallid of Abu Hanifa(RA),not Ala Hadrat(RA).

    Great Admirer yes,blind follower no!
  8. Aqdas

    Aqdas Staff Member

    mufakkir e islam pir sayyid 'abdul qadir jilani said that he has met with knowledgable people from 84 different countries but has not seen anyone with as much 'ilm as ustad al-'ulama 'allama 'ata muhammad bandyalvi.
  9. Aqdas

    Aqdas Staff Member

    Ustad-ul-Ulama Maulana Ata Muhammad Bandyalvi was asked, who is a scholar in this day? Allama replied today's scholar is he who is capable of reading correctly the titles of the books of Imam Ahmad Rida rahimahullah.

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