Saturday, 28 May 2016

Biographies and attempts to write books on The Life of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) pdf downloads

Biography of The Perfect Role Model Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and The Mercy of ALLAH and HIS Blessings)

Muhammad (pbuh) His Character and Conduct by Adil Salahi.  

Interactions of The Greatest Leader - The Prophet's (pbuh) Dealings with Different People .

Fiqh-us-Seerah: Understanding the Life of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) by Muhammad Ghazali

Ar-Raheeq al Makhtoom (The Sealed Nectar).

When the Moon Split .

The Noble Life of The Prophet peace be upon him by Dr. 'Ali Muhammad As-Sallaabee.

The Life of Muhammad (pbuh) (Haykal) , original Arabic book and Urdu translation .

Seerah / Sirat by Ibn Hisham : Format 1 , Format 2

Muhammad (pbuh) - his Life based on the earliest sources by Martin Lings  : complete book PDF , A Critical Reading of this book by G.F. Haddadabridged audio book . 
The Life of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) - audio lecture series based on Ling's book by Hamza Yusuf.

Urdu: Seerat e Nabwy (pbuh) Qur'an ki Roshni Main .

The Prophet's (pbuh) Strategy for Islamic Revolution

Prophetic Model of Establishing Islam as a Total Politico-Socio-Economic System - video lecture.

Rasool e Inqilab (saw) ka Tareeqi Inqilab and video Lecture (Urdu).

Manhaj e Inqilab e Nabwi (saw) (Urdu). 

Manhaj e Inqilab e Nabwi (saw) 8 video lectures set (Urdu) .

Manhaj e Inqilab e Nabwi (saw) video lectures in HD 1993 (Urdu) .

[Biographies are attempts to understand and then present the Seerah, & are not perfect or flawless and some information in them may be incorrect]

Free PDF downloads of Hadith Books Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim , Malik's Muwatta, Sunan an Nasai, Sunan Abu Dawud, Jami' at Tirmidhi, Sunan ibn Majah and online research tools

Free Hadith downloadable files in English
Hadith Books in Arabic + English by Darussalam : Sahih Bukhari , Sahih Muslim , Sunan an Nasai , Sunan ibn Majah , Sunan Abu Dawood , Jami’ at Tirmidhi .

Malik’s Muwatta (better English translation)
Bukhari (alternate translation)

Hadith site with Arabic & English & search ,

Hadith software with search facility : Bukhari, Muslim, Muwatta, & partial Abu Dawud ,

Software with some Hadith agreed upon by Bukhari & Muslim in multiple languages ,

Hadith software with Bukhari, Muslim, Muwatta & more ,

40 Hadith-e-Qudsi , Al-Nawawi’s 40 Hadith , Sahih Bukhari , Sahih Muslim , Malik’s Muwatta .
Sahih Bukhari (alternate format), Sahih Muslim (alternate format)

Muqaddimah of Sahih Muslim ,

Online Hadith search .

[Not all Hadith in these collections are authentic & wording is usually not word by word & more work must be done on Hadith, specially on Matn analysis to get even better results. There is a need for improved application of scrutiny & checking, & thoroughly applying, the isnad analysis & specially the matn analysis techniques on Hadith.]

Free PDF books downloads on The Science of Hadith

Science of Hadith :
Arabic: Al Kifayah fi ‘ilm al Riwayah by khatib al Baghdadi , mirror ,

Studies in Early Hadith Literature by M. M. Azami .

Chosen Thoughts on the Nomenclature of Hadith Specialists by Ibn Hajar , mirror ,

Nukhbat-al-Fikr of Ibn Hajar .

Ibn-as-Salah – Introduction to the Science of Hadith .

Notes on The Science of Hadith , mirror .

An Introduction to the Science of Hadith Classification by Suhaib Hassan , mirror .

The Canonization of al Bukhari and Muslim by Jonathan Brown

A Textbook of Hadith studies by Hashim Kamali .

On Schacht’s Origins of Muhammadan Jurisprudence By M.M Azami .

Studies in Hadith Literature & Methodology , mirror , format 2 .

Isnad & its significance by M. M Azami , mirror .

The Sciences & Critique of Hadith by Muhammad Zubayr Siddiqi , mirror .

Hadith – A subject of keen interest by Muhammad Zubayr Siddiqi , mirror .

Hadith Literature (1of2) : its origins, development & special features , mirror .
Hadith Literature (2of2) : its origins, development & special features , mirror .

The Science of Rijaal as a method in The Study of Hadiths by Iftikhar Zaman , mirror .

More Notes on The Science of Hadith , mirror .

Usool al-Hadith by Dr Bilal Philips .

Jonathan Brown Publications & Critical Reviews , More publications by him .

Necessity to do More Matn and Critical Analysis on Hadith

Necessity to do more Matn & critical analysis on Hadith :
Misfir ad Dumayni books in Arabic: Maqayees Naqd Mutoon as Sunnah and atTadlees fil Hadith

Arabic: Maqayis Naqd Mutun as Sunnah by Misfir Ad Dumayni (the 565 pages book is the largest book on Hadith Matn analysis) , mirror1 , mirror2 .

Arabic: Manhaj Naqd al Matn by salahsafa 

Arabic: Adwaa. ala as-Sunnat al Muhammadiyyah , mirror .

English translation: Lights on The Muhammadan (pbuh) Sunnah , mirror

Ideas on Hadith Matn Analysis & related issues extracted from some books , mirror ,

4 myths about Hadith , mirror ,

A Matn Analysis technique : Gathering related Ahadith together , mirror ,

Some Ideas from Ahmed Shafaat .

Accepting a Hadith from a single narrator , mirror .

A Study of Ahadith about the determination of Islamic dates , mirror ,

Not all Hadith in Bukhari & Muslim are authentic , mirror .

Have you been blackmailed with Bukhari yet? 

Some Contradictions in Bukhari & Muslim presented to convince scholars & make masses aware that more work must be done on Hadith , mirror .

Research for the age of Hazrat Ayesha (RA: Radi ALLAHu ‘Anha) : Original in Urdu , mirror , Translation in English , mirror ,

Arabic: Hadith on Age of Sayyidah Ayesha (RA) , mirror

A Modern Matn Criticism on the Tradition on Aisha's (RA) Age of Marriage: Translation and Analysis of above book. 

The Authentication of Hadith: Redefining Criteria brief article by Israr Ahmad Khan

The Qur’an as a criterion for Hadith Text Examination by Israr Ahmad Khan

Authentication of Hadith Redefining the Criteria by Israr Ahmad Khan preview of the book containing 141 pdf pages, details of availability on 1st page of pdf, complete book not yet available for free download mirror for above 3 documents .

The Rules of Matn Criticism: There are No Rules by Dr. Jonathan Brown 

Misquoting Muhammad (pbuh) - The Challenge and Choices of Interpreting the Propet's (pbuh) Legacy by Jonathan A. C. Brown 

Sunnah Importance and Sunnah Sources - Using The Qur'an , Amal and Hadith to Try to Understand and Follow the Sunnah

Sunnah Importance
Necessity to Obey & Follow Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) : pdf , mirror  

Sunnah Sources (Draft 0.5) :
Notes: (Just an attempt, & I accept this must need further improvement & correction, but we should atleast try our best honestly in an unbiased way.)

1. Qur’an Criterion : Sunnah for which foundation, reference, order, hint is found in the Qur’an & which is within the scope of a general order of the Qur’an & is compatible with the Qur’an & has nothing contradictory with the Qur’an. The Qur’an which has been perfectly preserved & protected by ALLAH has the solutions.

2. Amal Standard : Sunnah which is actually practiced, established & is transmitted via practical adherence of a sizeable population of religious Muslims & is found in practice in major Muslim territories & is compatible with the Qur’an & has nothing contradictory with the Qur’an. Amal that is similar to a practical action common with Bible or a way of acting of Jews, Christians, or Arabs of pre-Islamic times, requires strict verification. Similarly, Amal found in a specific region only, or not found in some major Muslim territories & claimed to be Sunnah requires strict verification. Amal common with the amal of other religious communities today must be investigated & rejected if its basis is not found in Islam. Amal that is established & proven to have been followed in early Islamic Caliphate but suspended today just because of corrupt leadership since this kind of Amal can be implemented from a position of authority & cannot be done by individuals or masses without authority, must be studied to get closest to the actual practice & must be implemented again. Amal that is proven not to have been followed during early Islamic Caliphate, whether personal amal or community amal, but having been started somewhere in history at a later period, should be suspended or not presented as an Islamic amal but may be tolerated if it is something not forbidden in Islam.

3. Hadith Standard : All Hadith must be compatible with the Qur’an & must have nothing contradictory with the Qur’an & must meet all Matn Analysis & Isnad Analysis standards. Levels of strength include : Mutawaatir in word, Mutawatir in meaning, Actually practiced by a sizeable population of Muslims, Legal Hadith, practicable Hadith… etc. Hadith that is similar to something mentioned in Bible or some other religious scripture require strict verification. We must focus on legal Hadith 1st. Gathering all related Hadith together, trying to find out the context or situation in which the Hadith is reported to have been said, what is the scope & range of Hadith, was it just for a specific person/persons for a specific time or was it meant to be a regulatory Hadith to be followed in all times to come regardless of circumstances in their time, & what is the actual action of a sizeable population of Muslims regarding the Hadith, how many people actually followed the Hadith through the ages i.e. was the Hadith backed by parallel & continuous amal or not. Hadith on some issues like virtues of personalities, places or against certain personalities should not be enforced on other sects as this is a major area where Hadith fabrication also took place. Then Matn analysis techniques should be applied seriously on all Hadith, because isnad of a Hadith too could have been fabricated or changed.

*Trying to understand & follow the Sunnah with the acceptance that we may be needing further improvement or correction & that a claimed Sunnah may even be non-regulatory or even unauthentic is what we can & should do, without claiming to be following the exact Sunnah or claiming any sect’s stance on Sunnah is perfect, & with further effort & unbiased research, we can get closer & closer to Sunnah. Minor or small differences in performing Sunnah should be tolerated, but if there is a decisive evidence in favor of 1 way or if some group performs a Sunnah or a part of that Sunnah in a way that violates basic principles of the Qur’an, it should be convinced in a friendly manner to the better method. More work must be done on Amal, more work must be done on Hadith. Life is a test for us too, so test is more interesting & challenging, & with more challenges come more opportunities to strive for a higher rank in the hereafter. Will you choose the wrong way to simply join any sect, or will you choose the proper way of not asserting other than the truth & be a truth seeker?

The Concept of Sunnah Transmitted via Amal

The concept of Sunnah via Amal is not something new, rather older than the use of Ahad Hadith as Sunnah :
Notes: Ahad Hadith OR Isolated Hadith is one which is not a mutawatir hadith & a mutawatir Hadith is Hadith that is narrated by such a large number of people that it is impossible that they have invented a lie, & Hadith that can really be called truly Mutawatir are very few as compared to Ahad Hadith, so most Hadith are actually Ahad Hadith. Of the 4 Sunni fiqh Imams, Imam Abu Hanifa (702-767 CE) & Imam Malik’s (717-801 CE) stance towards Ahad/Isolated Hadith was different from Imam Shafi (769-820 CE) & Imam Ahmad Ibn Hanbal (778-855 CE).
Malik’s Concept of Amal in the light of Maliki Legal Theory Dr. Umar Faruq (1978 PHD Dissertation) :
P1 , P2 , P3 , P4 , P5 , P6 , P7 , P8 . Mirror : P1 , P2 , P3 , P4 , P5 , P6 , P7 , P8 .

3 Brief selections from above dissertation.
Imam Abu Hanifa’s Restrictions upon Isolated Hadith , mirror .

Isolated Hadith , mirror .

Umum al-balwa , mirror .

Malik’s letter to Layth & Layth’s letter to Malik , mirror . 

Towards Understanding Hadith youtube lecture series by Hanafi scholar Shaykh Atabek Shukurov
Lecture 1 , Lecture 2 , Lecture 3 , Lecture 4 , Lecture 5 , Lecture 6
More lectures .

Other Sunnah and Hadith Related books
Other Sunnah and Hadith Related books (include: Fundamentals of Hadith Interpretation English Translation of Amin Ahsan Islahi’s Book, Hadith and Sunnah Ideals and Realities, The Evolution of a Hadith PHD document by Iftikhar Zaman, Collection of the Qur’an: A Critical and Historical Study of Al-Farahi’s View)

Necessity of Islamic Politico-Socio-Economic System - Khilafat - Caliphate and Current Rulers and Muslim Unity

Necessity of Islamic Politico-Socio-Economic System (Khilafat / Caliphate) & current rulers 
Necessity of Islamic Politico-Socio-Economic System (Khilafat) IWO pdf , IWO mirror ,

The Present Rulers & Islam , mirror ,

Arabic : Al Jihad wal Qital fi as siyasa ash shar’iyya by Dr. Muhammad Khayr Haykal (The 3 volume book includes a detailed discussion of the proposed methodologies in order to re-establish the Islamic state & evaluates them according to the Islamic evidences)

Man Made Laws vs Shariah ,

Khilafat aur Mulookiyyat by Maududi 

7 imams on the uprising against rulers : Part 1 , Part 2

Urdu lecture: Sahih Khaleefah aur Ghaasib Hukamraan kay khilaaf khurooj ka hukm (A lecture exposing misuse of Hadiths regarding rightful Khulafaa by some scholars to defend wrong rulers by discouraging struggle to replace them. He quotes opinions of Imam Abu Hanifa & Imam Malik & examples of Sahaaba to refute this misconception of not struggling to replace such rulers. (When control of country is in corrupt rulers’ hands like the steering of a car, they will take it the wrong way & to the wrong place, regardless of the other rightful persons in the car, unless they strive to replace the driver.))

Urdu: Wahdat e Ummat (has some bias by author in favor of his own sect's opinion on source of Sunnah)

Practical and Realistic Initial Steps towards Muslim Unity
Urdu Lecture: Firqay kyun bantay hain (Why and how sects are formed)
English supplement : Muslim Unity Selection 1 – Why and how sects are formed , mirror .

Law & Jurisprudence (a preview of work done by classic scholars, more work should be done on it too to get better results)
Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence , (2nd edition) by Muhammad Hasim Kamali , mirror .

The Distinguished Jurist’s Primer: Vol 1 , Vol 2 .

Islamic Currency & Finance , mirror ,

Islamic Dirham & Dinar , mirror ,

A Fatwa on Banking , mirror , .

Miscellaneous Islamic Issues
Moonsighting (Useful site for any moonsighting method you follow)

Research for establishment of Islam
Major Research area in the establishment of Islam worldwide is Sunnah. No disagreement on the Qur’an, so next important thing is Sunnah, & uniting Muslims on established Sunnah & solving & explaining solutions to Sunnah related issues that divide, so that strong Muslim unity & Khilafat based on strong foundation is established. This working in an unbiased way is very important so that when the time for establishment of Khilafat comes, it is established smoothly & the sources i.e. The Qur’an & The Sunnah are well defended & spread intellectually.

Struggle for establishment of Islam
Their opinion regarding how to implement Khilafat needs further improvement in the light of above mentioned more important point
2 major organizations working for establishment of Khilafat , in addition to some personal efforts & other organizations : (Hizb-ut-Tehreer) & (Tanzeem-e-Islami, also gives Dr Israr Ahmed’s useful material on the issues along with ). (AI2 comments: I have not joined any, & my major suggestion to both is to run an open public Khilafat campaign without the label of the organizations & work together, since the goal is same i.e. establishment of Khilafat. )

Early History of Khilafat & Mulookiyyat & importance of Khilafat and Muslim Unity
1. Background of replacement of Khilafat by malookiat, and some Muslims’ battles and sacrifices to save Khilafat.
11 lectures – khilafat and karbala (Punjabi/Urdu)
Mr. Ishaq’s lectures on youtube (Punjabi/Urdu) (watch his lectures on Muslim Unity, Khilafat etc.) (Mr Ishaq official site)
More Urdu lectures and short clips of Mr. Ishaq