Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Salih al-Jaʿfari (seated on left, 1910-1979), editor of the complete works of Ahmad b. Idris al-Fasi (founder of the Muhammadiyya Sufi order, 1760-1837)
Grand Imam of al-Azhar (and Sorbonne graduate in philosophy, class of 1940) Abd al-Halim Mahmud (seated on right, 1910-1978), editor of al-Qushayri's (986-1074) "Epistle on Sufism," "The Aphorisms" of Ibn Ata Allah al-Iskandari al-Shadhili (1259-1310), "The Book of Truthfulness" by Abu Saʿid al-Kharraz (d. 899), "The Knowledge of the Spiritually Learned" by al-Suhrawardi (1145-1234), and "Obeying God's Rights" by Harith al-Muhasibi (781-857)
Saturday, November 26, 2016
M. Zahid al-Kawthari (1879-1951, right), the former Deputy to the Ottoman Şeyhülislam, with his student Abd al-Fattah Abu Ghuddah (1917-1997, left) on Abdel Aziz Street, Cairo ca. 1947
Works edited by al-Kawthari (taken from "Imam Zahid al-Kawthari by Dr. G.F. Haddad"):
Al-Bayadi’s Isharat al-Maram min ‘Ibarat al-Imam
Al-Bayhaqi’s al-Asma’ wa al-Sifat
Al-Ghaznawi’s (d. 773) al-Ghurra al-Munifa fi Tahqiq Ba‘d Masa’il al-Imam Abi Hanifa
Ibn ‘Asakir’s Tabyin Kadhib al-Muftari ‘ala Abi al-Hasan al-Ash‘ari
Ibn Qutayba’s Al-Ikhtilaf fi al Lafz wa al-Radd ‘ala al-Jahmiyya wa al-Mushabbiha ("The Difference of Opinion Concerning the Pronunciation [of the Qur’an] and the Refutation of the Jahmis and the Anthropomorphists").
Ibn Qatlubagha’s (d. 879) Munyat al-Alma‘i fima Fata min Takhrij Ahadith al-Hidaya li al-Zayla‘i, a continuation of al-Zayla‘i’s Nasb al-Raya in the documentation of Al-Nabulusi’s (d. 1143) Kashf al-Satr ‘an Fardiyya al-Watr ("The Disclosure of the Obligatory Nature of the Witr Prayer")
Al-Qaysarani’s, Shurut al-A’imma al-Sitta ("The Criteria [of Hadith Authentication] According to the Six Imams: al-Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawud, al-Tirmidhi, al-Nasa’i, and Ibn Majah") together with al-Hazimi’s Shurut al-A’imma al-Khamsa ("The Criteria [of Hadith Authentication] According to the Five Imams: al-Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawud, al-Tirmidhi, and al-Nasa’i").
Al-Shafi‘i’s Musnad and his Ahkam al-Qur’an.
Sibt Ibn al-Jawzi’s al-Intisar wa al-Tarjih li al-Madhhab al-Sahih ("The Defense and Advocacy of the True School of Law") in praise of Abu Hanifa and his school.
Ibn al-Jawzi’s Daf‘ Shubah al-Tashbih ("The Repelling of the Insinuations of Anthropomorphism at the Hands of Divine Transcendence")
Tabdid al-Zalam, al-Kawthari’s commentary on al-Subki’s refutation of Ibn Qayyim entitled al-Sayf al-Saqil fi al-Radd ‘ala Ibn Zafil.
In Addition To:
Ibn Hazm, An-Nubadh Fi Usul Al-Fiqh Az-Zahiri, ed. by Muhammad Zahid al-Kawthari, (Cairo, Maktbat al-Anwar, 1940)
Works Edited by Abu Ghuddah (taken from "The Books of Shaikh Abdulfattah Aboghodda"):
al-Raf` wa al-Takmil fi al-Jarh wa al-Ta`dil. The sum of elevation and completion concerning the science of narrator-authentication. By Imam (Mohammad Abdul Hai) al-Lucknowi. 3rd ed. 564 p.
al-Ajwiba al-Fadila li al-As'ila al-`Ashra al-Kamila fi `Ulum al-Hadith. The excellent answers to the ten questions on the sciences of hadith. By Imam (Mohammad Abdul Hai) al-Lucknowi. 3rd ed.
Iqamat al-Hujja `ala anna al-Ikthar fi al-Ta`abbud Laysa bi Bid`a. The establishment of the great proof whereby abundance in acts of devotion is not an innovation. By Imam (Mohammad Abdul Hai) al-Lucknowi. 3rd ed.
Risalat al-Mustarshidin. Treatise for the Seekers of Guidance. By Imam al-Harith ibn Asad al-Muhasibi. 8th ed. Beirut 1415.
al-Tasrih bi ma Tawatara fi Nuzul al-Masih. The declaration of the highly authentic reports on the descent of the Christ. By Imam Mohammad Anwar Shah al-Kashmiri. 5th ed.
al-Ihkam fi Tamyiz al-Fatawa `an al-Ahkam wa Tasarrufat al-Qadi wa al Imam. Exactitude in distinguishing religious opinions from legal rulings and the action of the judge from that of the imam. By Malkite faqih Imam Shihab al-Din Abu al-`Abbas al-Qarafi. 2nd ed.
Fath Bab al-`Inaya bi Sharh Kitab al-Niqaya. Opening the gate of painstaking study: commentary on the "Book of the Selections" in Hanafi jurisprudence. By Imam `Ali al-Qari. Part One.
al-Manar al-Munif fi al-Sahih wa al-Da`if. The lofty beacon on sound and weak narrations. By Imam Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya. 5th ed.
al-Masnu` fi Ma`rifat al-Hadith al-Mawdu`. The well-tended treatise on knowing forged narrations. By Imam `Ali al-Qari. 3rd ed.
Fiqh Ahl al-`Iraq wa Hadithuhum. The Jurisprudence of the scholars of Iraq and the narrations that have reached them. By the Verifying Imam Mohammad Zahid al-Kawthari. 2nd ed.
Khulasat Tadhhib Tahdhib al-Kamal fi Asma' al-Rijal. The epitome of the hadith master al-Khazraji's "Teaching of the Emendation of the book entitled: The Completion"; which concerns the biographies of narrators and which is the best of the abridged books on the topic, containing a biography of the author Al-Hafiz Al-Khazraji. 5th ed.
Qawa`id fi `Ulum al-Hadith. Foundations of hadith science. By the savant Zafar Ahmad al-`Uthmanal-Tahanawi. 6th ed.
Qa`ida fi al-Jarh wa al-Ta`dil wa Qa`ida fi al-Mu'arrikhin. Basic manual on narrator-authentication; basic manual on Islamic historians. By Taj al-Din al-Subki. 5th ed.
al-Mutakallimun fi al-Rijal. The experts in narrator-authentication. By the hafiz and historian `Abd al-Rahman al-Sakhawi. 4th ed.
Dhikru man Yu`tamadu Qawluhu fi Al-Jarh wa al-Ta`dil. Those whose opinions in narrator-authentication are relied upon. By the hafiz and historian al-Imam al-Dhahabi. 4th ed.
In Addition To:
Muʿjam Fiqh Ibn Hazm al-Ẓahirī (1984)
Risala al-Ulfa bayna al-Muslimin (by Ibn Taymiyya) wa yaliyha Risala fi al-Imama (by Ibn Hazm). On the Obligation to Respect Differences in Madhhab (Schools of Thought and Practice)