Sahih Muslim

How to study Sahih Muslim

To study Sahih Muslim, use Sharh Nawawi and Fath al-Mulhim as your base but supplement with relevant book dependent on the area of focus. Nawawi is better for sanad and aqa’id whilst Fath al-Mulhim for Hanafi fiqh and language.

Islamic economic system

Economic (prosperity) is a means rather than an end. The Shariah allows ownership and protects the autonomy of an individual but not at the expense of the autonomy of society. Hence, the shariah has set limits, ethical guidelines and permits intervention when the natural course of the market is impeded.

اليانع الجني – الصحيح للإمام مسلم

عن شاه ولي الله دهلوي عن الشيخ أبو طاهر بن إبراهيم الكردي عن أبيه عن سلطان بن أحمد المزاحي عن أحمد السبكي عن النجم الغيطي عن الزين زكريا عن ابن حجر العسقلاني عن الصلاح بن أبي عمر المقدسي عن علي بن أحمد البخاري عن المؤيد الطوسي عن أبي عبد الله الراوي عن عبد الغافر الارسي عن الجلودي عن ابي اسحاق ابراهيم بن محمد عن مسلم بن الحجاج. و للشاه ولي الله طريق اخر. رحمهم الله تعالي

Muqaddimah Muslim: The men criticised

Imam Muslim in the introduction to his Sahih, outlines the need to critically analyse narrators in order to determine the reliability of the source of a narration attributed to the Prophet of Allah (peace be upon him). In this context, he lists some 50 plus narrators who have been criticised in a variety of ways. Below is a background to these individuals.

Muqaddimah Muslim #1: Salutation

This is the exposition on the Muqaddimah of Imam Muslim which in effect is a preface to his famous Sahih. Here, if Allah almighty gives ability, I will clarify the text and summarise the issues rather than delve deep or prolong discussion for which I will merely point towards relevant article. Imam Muslim starts his Muqaddimah with the following declaration:

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ وَالْعَاقِبَةُ لِلْمُتَّقِينَ وَصَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ خَاتَمِ النَّبِيِّينَ وَعَلَى جَمِيعِ الْأَنْبِيَاءِ وَالْمُرْسَلِينَ أَمَّا بَعْدُ

Hadiths reported by Sufis

The experts of hadith are weary of the hadith of sufis as highlighted by Imam Muslim. It should be noted that it is not the fact that they are sufi which makes them unreliable rather it is the manner in which they evaluate hadith.

The boundaries of hijab

Hijab is prescribed in the Shariah. This is a fact. However, the level of coverage differs depending on circumstance. This article highlights three boundaries which dictate the extent to which a woman must cover.