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IMAM ABU DAUD

IMAM ABU DAUD

His name is Abu Daud, Sulaiman bin al-Ash’ath al-Azdi As-Sijistani. He was born 202 Hijri in Sijistan, modern-day Sistan in Eastern Iran. His ancestry traced back to the Azd tribe from Yemen. HIS TRAVELS, TEACHERS AND WORKS He began travelling to gain narrations of...

IMAM AHMAD BIN HANBAL

IMAM AHMAD BIN HANBAL

His name is Abu Abdullah, Ahmad bin Muhammad bin Hanbal bin Hilal bin Asad Asy-Syaibani. He was born in Baghdad in 164 Hijri. He is an Arab, belonging to Bani Shayban of Rabia’. He studied jurisprudence (Fiqh), Hadith, and lexicography (i.e. the process of...

IMAM SYAFIE’

IMAM SYAFIE’

His name is Muhammad bin Idris bin Abbas bin Uthman bin Syafi’. His lineage connects with Rasulullah’s from Abdu Manaf bin Qusayy. He was born in Gaza, Palestine, in 150 Hijri, which is the year Imam Abu Hanifah passed away. His father passed away when he was still an...

IMAM MALIK BIN ANAS

IMAM MALIK BIN ANAS

His name is Malik bin Anas bin Malik bin Amr al-Asbahi. His ancestors originated from Yemen and later settled in Madinah. Imam Malik was born in Madinah, in 93 Hijri. He remained in Madinah throughout his life and only travelled out once for Hajj to Mecca.  He...

IMAM ABU HANIFAH

IMAM ABU HANIFAH

Abu Hanifah’s birthname is An-Nu’man ibn Thabit. He was born in Kufah, Iraq in 80 Hijri, and was of Persian descent. Having met several sahabahs, or companions of the Prophet (pbuh), he is considered as a Tabi’i. In his earlier days, he was a merchant in the silk...

IMAM MUSLIM

IMAM MUSLIM

His name is Abu Husain Muslim bin al-Hajjaj bin Muslim bin Warat al-Qushairy an-Naysaburi. He belongs to the Arab tribe of Qushair. He was brought up by his parents, and was nurtured into a man full of taqwa (God-consciousness) and always adhered to the path of...

IMAM BUKHARI

IMAM BUKHARI

His name is Abu Abdullah Muhammad bin Ismail bin Ibrahim bin al-Mughirah bin Bardizbah al-Bukhari. His father Ismail was a well-known muhaddith (scholar of hadith) in his time and had been in the company of Imam Malik, Hammad bin Zaid and Abdullah bin al-Mubarak. Imam...

Introduction

Introduction

When it comes to Hadith, one will usually mention it in the same breath as Sunnah. Although majority of the scholars are of the view that they bring the same meaning, there are some who differentiate between the two. These scholars define Hadith as speech, actions,...

Sunnahs in the month of Zulhijjah

Sunnahs in the month of Zulhijjah

As we enter the month of Zulhijjah on the night of 21 July 2020, we are reminded that Rasulullah s.aw. mentioned, ‘The best days of this world are these ten (first 10 days of Zulhijjah).’ [Narrated by al-Bazzaar] This is the month in which Muslims all around the world...

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