The Divine Link: Fiqh of Salah

Insha’Allah starting in October – in London – I shall be teaching a new double-weekend seminar for AlMaghrib called The Divine Link: Fiqh of Salah.

I’m happy and proud to be fronting this new course which I have put all of my efforts into and I hope to make it the most comprehensive and practical seminar taught on this subject in modern day intensive-style courses.

Teaching/studying the fiqh of any subject brings its own difficulties with it in today’s modern Muslim societies with the never-ending debate surrounding Traditionalism, Taqlīd, the Madhāhib, the revival of the school of Ahl’l-Ḥadīth, modern day ijtihād on the rise, the promotion of a more open approach with Fiqh’l-Aqalliyāt (“the fiqh of minorities”) etc.

This course will deal with all these issues head on and then also focus on expounding the muʿtamad (established/official) positions of the Ḥanafi madh-hab and the supporting evidences (reflecting the majority of the UK), the Ḥanbali madh-hab (personal choice) and then a look at the evidences and how the other Imāms derived their opinions with a particular focus on the issue of making tarjīh – which might be described as the way of Ahl’l-Ḥadīth (not the Ale-Hadees group!) with its inherent benefits and dangers.

The course will also present what I believe to be the most detailed history available in English of the development of the Ṣalāh. Also, there shall be large portions devoted to the internal aspects of the prayer, and trying to appreciate the spiritual benefits in a practical way to effect immediate change in our daily lives. All in all, this is going to be a knock-out course insha’Allāh.

So who is it aimed at? I’d say:

1. Those who don’t know anything about their prayer and want in on the deal that makes Ṣalāh the most beloved act to Allah jalla wa ʿalā

2. For those who want the answers to those thousands of questions that we all have concerning daily situations that involve the Ṣalāh

3. For Ḥanafis and Ḥanbalis who want to know more detail about their prayer

4. And finally for those students of knowledge who want to study and understand the detailed evidences that the ʿUlemā’ picked through and derived their final rulings and the basis for that. By this I mean those who follow an Ahl’l-Ḥadith/“Salafi” approach to fiqh

Those I don’t think it will be suitable for are those advanced students of knowledge who follow the Shāfiʿī (unless in Canada and the US where the focus will change to this madh-hab) and Māliki madh-habs. These folks will only benefit from understanding the history of the Ṣalah, the inner-aspects and perhaps seeing how the other ʿUlemā’ derived their positions.

In the UK, the London course has sold out for now (although you can put yourself on a waiting list here) and the course will be coming to Birmingham soon after insha’Allah and then further North to Bradford not too long after that, so make sure you don’t miss out.

Yaʿni be there or be … the bottom melted dredges of a tub of Häagen-Dazs Strawberry Cheesecake. :-)

Finally, for those who have been asking me about the Ḥanafi aspects of the course, I’ve pasted below brief binder notes of some of the sources and Imāms we’ll be looking at in much more detail as part of the Seminar. I hope it can also be a benefit for those who have reference site accounts so that we can promote the madh-hab from an orthodox point of view instead of letting our “friends” from the Orientalists control the agenda.

The Ḥanafi School

Founded by Imām Abu Ḥanīfah Nu’mān Ibn Thābit (d. 148h), probably the single most important and outstanding character when it comes to the history and spread of Islamic Law throughout the world. And hand in hand with his excellence, comes the controversy that greatness brings and thus it is correct to say that during his time, he was the most praised man of his generation and the most criticised.

He was Persian (which also probably aided the spread of his teachings), incredibly clever, and would only arrive at a final ruling after discussing that mas’alah with his top students and contemporaries who have become Mujtahidīn in their own right.

His school has always been often unfairly criticised for its founding principles, its seeming dependence on personal opinion over textual evidences, its sometime fanatical followers and partisanship, and its differences to the majority of other scholars from time to time. Yet those who study the school carefully will not fail to be in awe of the might, intellect and sheer blessing of this school’s teachings.

Imām al-Shāfiʿī (d. 206h) said, “Mankind is completely indebted to Abu Ḥanīfah in fiqh.”

Ibn Ḥajr al-Haytami al-Makki (d. 974h) said, “Some of the Imāms have said: the sheer quantity and quality of the companions and students of Abu Ḥanīfah have not been witnessed before; and never have so many scholars and laypeople benefitted as much as they have from him.”

Ibn al-Athīr (d. 606h) said, “If there wasn’t some kind of secret wisdom in this from Allāh jalla wa ʿalā, it wouldn’t be that half of this Nation from its very earliest times to our time now, are worshipping Allāh jalla wa ʿalā according to the madh-hab of this great Imām.”

He said this over 800 years ago. So what then today?! It’s an even more compelling argument. And all of these accurate statements are coming from non-Ḥanafi scholars.

The key authorities in the Ḥanafi School

Zufar (d. 158h) – Imām, one of the three main companions of Imām Abu Ḥanīfah. He was one of the most talented scholars in fiqh and ḥadīth, and with Imāms such as ʿAbdullāh ibn al-Mubārak and Wakīʿ Ibn al-Jarrāḥ amongst his students, it is easy to see why when Imām Abu Ḥanīfah passed away, Imām Zufar was unanimously declared as the Imām of the school and its master. He has very little in terms of written works because of his concern in preserving the madh-hab, teaching it, and thus kept himself busy giving fatwa in the service of the people. He was appointed the Qāḍī of Baṣrah and passed away only a short time after Abu Ḥanīfah.

Al-Qāsim al-Masʿūdi (d. 175h) – one of the noble companions of the Imām

Abu Yūsuf al-Qāḍi (d. 182h) – a key Imām in his own right and the second main companion of Abu Ḥanīfah. Along with Muḥammad Ibn al-Ḥasan and Abu Ḥanīfah, these three constitute what is known today as the Ḥanafi school. His most famous book is Kitāb’l-Kharāj which was written for the service of the Caliphate at the time – Harūn al-Rashīd – who also made him the chief judge in Baghdād. He also authored Kitāb’l-Āthār, a collection of his own ḥadīth narrations and it is from here that we also find the main narrations of Abu Ḥanīfah which a separate book called the Musnad of Abu Ḥanīfah has probably been taken from. Abu Yūsuf took the place as head of the school after the death of Imām Zufar.

Yaḥyā Ibn Zakariyyā (d. 182h) – of the kibār, a companion of Imām Abu Ḥanīfah

‘Abdullāh Ibn al-Mubārak (d. 181h) – Imām of Ahl’l-Sunnah, Mujtahid and companion of Imām Abu Ḥanīfah. ‘Abd’l-Rahmān al-Mahdi said, “I have never seen the like of him.” He studied under all the major Imāms and companions of his time, including Imām Mālik, the two Sufyāns and also some of the major Atbāʿ al-Tābiʿīn. It is said that he left the positions of Abu Ḥanīfah towards the latter end of his life.

Muḥammad Ibn al-Ḥasan al-Shaybāni (d. 189h) – Imām, Mujtahid, arguably the most famous of the three companions of Imām Abu Ḥanīfah yet he often held divergent opinions to Abu Ḥanīfah and thereby worthy of his own madh-hab. It is his books that are chiefly responsible for transmitting the key fiqh positions of Abu Ḥanīfah, including his al-Mabsūṭ. He also has a version of Kitāb’l-Āthār, a collection of his own ḥadīth narrations. He studied under Abu Ḥanīfah, Mālik, Sufyān al-Thawrī, Sufyān al-Awzāʿī, and was made Qāḍī by the Khalīfah Hārūn al-Rashīd. His most famous student was the great Imām al-Shafiʿī.

Yaḥyā Ibn Saʿīd al-Qaṭṭān (d. 198h) – Muḥaddith, the Imām of Jarḥ w’l-Taʿdīl. Abu al-Walīd al-Ṭayālisī said about him, “I have never seen anyone so knowledgeable about ḥadīth and the narrators as Yaḥyā Ibn Saʿīd.” He was from the very highest calibre of the scholars, saying once, “If I was only to narrate from those who I’m happy with, it would only be five people.” He used to give fatwa according to the position of Imām Abu Ḥanīfah

Wakīʿ Ibn al-Jarrāḥ (d. 197h) – Imām, Muḥaddith. Imām Aḥmad said about him, “Learn from his books.” He used to give fatwa according to the position of Imām Abu Ḥanīfah.

Yaḥyā Ibn Maʿīn (d. 233h) – the great Mūhaddith, as Imām Ahmed said about him, “If Yaḥyā hasn’t heard the ḥadīth then it’s not a ḥadīth.” Aḥmad also said, “The most knowledgeable of all of them concerning the narrators.” Ibn Maʿīn is the Imām of ḥadīth criticism (naqd) and his service to the science of ḥadīth is unparalleled. He followed many Ḥanafi positions and studied under Muḥammad Ibn al-Hasan.

Al-Nasafi (d. 295h) – al-Ḥāfidh, the Mufassir and Muḥaddith

Al-Taḥāwi (d. 321h) – Imām in Ḥadīth and ʿIlm, famous author of ḥadīth and creed works

Abu Bakr al-Jaṣṣāṣ (d. 370h) – the noted Imām of Uṣūl, Fiqh and Ḥadīth and author of the most famous Ḥanafi book on ‘Ulūm’l-Qur’ān from a fiqhi angle entitled Aḥkām’l-Qur’ān.

Abu Bakr al-Sarakhsi (d. 483h) – Faqīh, author of the famous “Kitāb’l-Mabsūṭ”, a fiqh manual of the highest calibre in over 30 volumes based upon an earlier work of Muḥammad Ibn al-Ḥasan al-Shaybāni. Its discussion of the different opinions within the Ḥanafi school as well as the other madhāhib make this a masterpiece.

ʿAlā’l-Dīn al-Kāsāni (d. 587h) – Faqīh, author of the much celebrated Ḥanafi fiqh manual “Badā’iʿ al-Ṣanā’iʿ fī Tartīb’l-Shāriʿ”, his mahr for the hand of the daughter of his teacher!

Burhān’l-Dīn al-Marghīnānī (d. 593h) – the Mufassir, Faqīh and author of one of the key authoritative texts in Ḥanafi law “al-Hidāyah” as well as “Bidāyat’l-Mubtadī”. In the area of Muslim personal law, it has been the major source relied upon by courts in Pakistan, Bangladesh and India.

Jalāl’l-Dīn al-Zaylaʿī (d. 762h) – Ḥāfidh, he is perhaps one of the most important figures in the history of the Madhāhib and the Ḥanafi madh-hab in particular because of his excellence in fiqh and ḥadīth as a Muḥaddith. He defended the Ḥanafi school and its positions of fiqh that opponents claimed were not based on textual evidences or mostly weak ḥadīth and thereby produced a work of excellence that the Islamic world has struggled to match – “Nasb’l-Rāyah Takhrīj Aḥādīth al-Hidāyah”. It is not simply a thorn in the side of the enemy but a sword through those opponents who mercilessly attacked the Ḥanafis from the early times. For our current social context, it is a book of unparalleled importance for all students of knowledge to study and respect.

Kamāl’l-Dīn Ibn al-Humām (d. 861h) – author of the great Fatḥ’l-Qadīr fiqh manual yet he was unable to complete it before his death

Ibn ʿĀbidīn (d. 1252h) – Allāmah, poet, Faqīh and author of the masterpiece of Ḥanafi fiqh “Radd’l-Muḥtār” which is a commentary to al-Haskafi’s “al-Durr’l-Mukhtār”. It is considered by many of the modern day Aḥnāf to be the relied upon authority in the madh-hab due to its depth and excellence, as well as giving indications to the answers for modern day problems due to its relatively recent completion. Originally Damascene, his lineage extends directly to the Prophet  from Imām Zayn’l-ʿĀbidīn.

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39 thoughts on “The Divine Link: Fiqh of Salah

  1. JazakAllahu Khayran for a very informative post. This Al-Maghrib seminar sounds great although it doesn’t look like I’ll be able to attend due to personal circumstances. :(

    I have a question now which is kind of semi-related to what I just said. In one of your Adab classes you mentioned a quote from a scholar who said that a person should be one of four types of people with respect to seeking knowledge and you should not be a fifth type. Could you please tell me the full quote and who said it?

  2. Wa ‘alaykum salam

    It was Abu’l-Darda’ (r) and he said:

    “Be a teacher or a student or one who listens in or one who would love to (but can’t) but don’t be a fifth so that you be destroyed,”

    Hasan al-Basri (r) said that the fifth person is an innovator. Others said it is the one who doesn’t like to see knowledge, and others said it is those who don’t love the people of knowledge.

    Allah knows best.

    “Our Suicide Bombers: Thoughts on Western Jihad”
    quite an interesting piece


    Erm, have you actually seen my previous post?
    :-)

  3. Asalam oalaykum Bai Abu Esa,

    Will you be doing any follow up or bring something like this to Manchester? I pray that you understand that AlMagrib, AlKauthar and Tayibun are all brilliant in their own ways but the lack of activity in Manchester, especially near Rochdale is really not fair!

    I do not think you remember me but you gave me a lot of free time when I needed. I just wanted to hope and pray that you know how much I appreciated it. Ramadhan Mubarak!

    Khaleel

  4. As-salamu ‘alaykum

    Jazakallahu khayr.. this will be a real test of patience to wait for it to come to Bradford!

    I was delighted to see the adab DVD box release and look forward to purchasing it. Can the notes also be provided please?

    Also I’ve tried to watch videos on PropheticGuidance.co.uk but it stutters as the web host struggles to cope with the High Quality video streaming. It might be worth considering uploading it to a more capable server such as Vimeo. (You can protect it and make it only streamable from your website)

    Zi

  5. Please whatever you do don’t fall down the route of cheapening the deen by saying things like, “this course is awesome or I have produced the most awesome course ever etc”. Although Al-Maghrib have been very successful masha’Allah – it doesn’t mean everything they do is 100% correct and my only major disagreement is the way the advertisments and the lecturers themselves are coaxed to big up their own lectures content and themselves. There has got to be something inherently ajeeb in this let alone the negative effects on tarbiyyah. I think this NLP mumbo jumbo has just been taken a bit too far…Allahu Alam.

  6. Asalaamualaikum Ustadh,

    I was wondering if you knew why provisions have not been made this year for sisters to sit for itikhaaf at Cheadle?

    As many of us cannot do it in the house if you could tell us of other masjids which could cater for us insha’Allah.

    JazakAllah

  7. Salams all

    I was delighted to see the adab DVD box release and look forward to purchasing it. Can the notes also be provided please?

    Nice to hear that alhamdulillah. As for the notes, they are about as far away as being made presentable as it took for the Adab boxset to come out. In fact, I doubt it will ever be done wallahu a’lam.

    It might be worth considering uploading it to a more capable server such as Vimeo. (You can protect it and make it only streamable from your website)

    I’ve passed on your comment to the webmaster so let’s see what she comes back with.

    Please whatever you do don’t fall down the route of cheapening the deen by saying things like, “this course is awesome or I have produced the most awesome course ever etc”

    Jazakallahu khayr for your naseehah. By the way, the one word you’ll never hear me say is “awesome”. I hate that word more than you ever will.

    As for the course, then believe me insha’Allah that it is going to be the best course ever delivered on Salah that takes account of all the various factors i.e. the limited time, the variety of levels of the students and the way it will be delivered with its detail therein. I sincerely believe that because I’m the one who’s written it, and I’m the only one who knows how many hours has gone into it. I’ve never been short of confidence alhamdulillah and I know that I’ve taken from all the asbab, and so now we’ll just have to beg Allah jalla wa ‘ala for His tawfiq and mercy and then it really will be as I have claimed. I guess we’ll just have to wait for the students’ verdicts at the end eh?

    Have you heard me make this claim before? Yes. I said the same about al-Adab al-Mufrad saying that it would be the best, most detailed and most comprehensive look at adab that this country has seen. And alhamdulillah (as of yet but please feel free to be the first!) no-one has disagreed with that sentiment masha’Allah wa la quwwata illa billah. This is not a praise of myself of course, because as I have made it abundantly clear throughout the entire course, you are seeing the work of my teacher Sh Kehlan hafidhahullah and my other teachers just being presented by a front-man. I knew their work was the best. I chose my teachers very carefully and I changed my life around them, so I have always had the confidence in their sincerity and da’wah wal-hamdulillah. I’m just the public face that’s all. And the same goes for the fiqh of Salah and anything else that I believe and claim to be of a high quality insha’Allah.

    I don’t like making empty claims, first because it brings unnecessary pressure upon me and secondly, there’s a huge big baistee slap waiting on the other end from the most critical group of consumers that capitalism and the modern world has ever see. Yep you got it in one: British Muslims. :-)

    it doesn’t mean everything they do is 100% correct and my only major disagreement is the way the advertisments and the lecturers themselves are coaxed to big up their own lectures content and themselves.

    There’s no such thing as a 100% correct organisation firstly.

    Secondly, I am a teacher and I take personal responsibility for what I teach and nothing else.

    Saying that, I found alMaghrib to be the most professional and effective institute in the West with the high standards and infra-structure that an old grouch critic like me demands 24 hours a day. No-one else can meet my demands. British Muslim, remember?

    I think this NLP mumbo jumbo has just been taken a bit too far…Allahu Alam.

    I couldn’t agree with you more. But then that’s the variety of life and different teachers and instructors have different approaches to teaching and Allah jalla wa ‘ala puts the barakah when He wills. I just hope that my non-NLP mumbo jumbo approach is also blessed insha’Allah and thereby I request du’as from all of you to give us sincerity and success in this life and the Next through these efforts.

    By the way, this is the best course on Salah you’ll ever get over a double weekend. Period. Insha’Allah. But you knew that already right? ;-)

    I was wondering if you knew why provisions have not been made this year for sisters to sit for itikhaaf at Cheadle?

    As many of us cannot do it in the house if you could tell us of other masjids which could cater for us insha’Allah.

    I’m afraid I have had nothing to do with the CMA for a while now so I can’t tell you any more than that. I don’t think they have capability for sisters though.

    I’m almost positive Makki Masjid does though, and you’ll have to check with Didsbury which I think is also a possibility. But Makki is your best chance.

    Would it be possible for the same knowledge to be shared as a PG event in Manchester?

    Well some of that knowledge has been shared over the last six years that I’ve been teaching this chapter in Manchester and Cheadle.

    As for an intensive weekend course by PG then the truth is that in the last two years when the very highest quality courses were put on by Ustadh Imtiyaz in the same model, only 2 people attended. I think that increased to a handful this year. It’s just not right. Clearly the “free of charge” model doesn’t pull the chain of intensive weekend style students and PG’s ideal doesn’t include a remit for paid courses at the moment which for whatever reason attracts the numbers and the associated seriousness from the attendees.

    Also and more to the point, PG is suffering hugely from a lack of manpower. I have asked for help and support numerous times on this site but it has never materialised. Therefore PG will continue to provide what it can on the resources that it has.

    And Allah knows best.

    has anyone attended sabeel seminars? the next one is november inshallah

    Anything taught by Shaykh Haitham al-Haddad hafidhahullah is worth its weight in gold masha’Allah. Keep tuned to the PG site where hopefully in the next few weeks (and I mean that) there will be four videos of the Shaykh: one being an excellent lecture and the other three being a wonderful presentation of Manhaj’l-Istidlal which I was watching last night and it’s just great masha’Allah.

    And Allah knows best.

  8. >three being a wonderful presentation of Manhaj’l-Istidlal

    was this held in london or manchester? if it was in london, how did you manage to get the videos :) ?? anyways its great the videos will be online…we can review our notes inshallah.

  9. are EidStoke and Ilmstoke partners!?

    oh and yeah al kauthar and almaghrib will always be head to head with each other, they more or less deliever the same courses. Its cheaper to just to study (fiqh us sunnah, aqidah et al) with local imam for free than to pay £££££ for cramped up knowledge in 2 double weekends seminars(you fall asleep midway)and Allah knows best.

  10. They are not head to head with each other. They serve the same purpose and their Lord is one :) and i’ve never fallen asleep at any of the courses (and i’ve attended many by the grace of Allah).

    Obviously it’s cheaper to study locally and better to study regularly and consistanty. And whats to say AK and AM students don’t?

    How you study is your choice but please don’t belittle peoples hard work and effort.

  11. £90 for 2 double weekend seminars + transport + food + accomdation

    you may aswell pay abit more and go for umrah for 5 days or so, now that would be very eman-rushing!

    how are single sisters suppose to pay for these seminars? and before anyone says o these institutes will never turn away anyone away…right..ok..

    al-kauthar only provide payment plans aka you can pay in instalments but you must pay in full before attending any course, and with al-maghrib you have to write an essay and even than you only recieve a very small discount.

    so yes its better to study for free with your local imam, who will teach you like a proper ‘salafi’ :)

  12. Salam, The BNP have re scheduled their protest and have threatened to attack the harrow masjid, while we are fasting for friday 11th september from 5pm and they are calling it our 9-11, its predicted there wil be 1500 of them. its our duty as believers to protect the masjid, circulate dis msg.. It is advised to be there for jummah if u can insha Allah, d least we can do is let others knw, whom may b able 2 go n make a difference. You can read about it on http://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/4578603.numbers_swelling_for_9_11_mosque_protest/?ref=mr

  13. Does anyone know why it costs £87 (or £60-al-kauthar) these days for a double weekend course..

    I mean if 100 people go to the fiqh of salat in London, they make £8,700. I fully appreciate that there must be HUGE costs to organize it, run the programme,advertise, admin etc…but THAT much??? For one weekend?

  14. also,when was the passing of knowledge about quantity (of attendees)?We all know the tafseer of surat al Abasa….who here would ignore the blind man for the larger more elite crowd?

    should numbers deter further programmes by PG or anyone else?

  15. exactly credit crunch!*£87 not £90.

    anyways the next sabeel course ;

    Principles of Sunnah and Sciences of Hadith
    Date: Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th November 2009 (8.30am -7.30pm)

    Lecturers: Shaikh Haitham Al-Haddad, Shaikh Ahmad Barouni, Shaikh Fraz Farhat and Shaikh Abu Rumaysah

    £50 this includes very detailed course notes around 80 pages +, lunch (3 course meal – which is very nice) plus refreshments – fresh fruit/tea/coffee/water

  16. We shuld go to as many of these events as posssible, the paid ones if we can afford to and hthe free ones if we can’t.

    And Interesting the maths here: alMaghrib is FAR cheaper than all the above. 87 pounds for a DOUBLE weekend plus both Friday evenings as well. That would make Sabeel 100 pounds without the Fridays and Kauthar 120 pounds (!!) without the Fridays! its apples and pears.

    And Ive been to all of the above alhamdulillaah and they r all good with excellent notes but Maghrib was the most professioanl and easy to study at due to their style.

    Sheikh haitham is the man by the way. And I know AE reocmmends all his courses as well as he told us befor.

    Allaahu alam.

  17. no actually almaghrib is the most expensive why?! because double weekend = 1 evening and 2 double weekend transport costs – x4 lunch / + double weekend accomadation (for some)

    sabeel is far cheaper. end.

  18. Salam

    This is to the sister who aired the following concern:

    “how are single sisters suppose to pay for these seminars? ”

    My beloved sister, if there is an upcoming almaghrib or alkauthar course that you would really like to attend – but cannot afford – please reply to this post with your email addy, as I will be happy to gift a course to you insha’Allah.

    In case you are wondering – I am not a volunteer with either organisation. Moreover, I too am a single sister -so understand your concern.

    Nevertheless, who knows if being married will make it any easier? We could end up with more financial responsibilties, and for single sisters who work like myself, maybe that too will become more difficult to continue with all that wifedom and motherhood bring.

    Allahu alam.

    What I do know is that for the time being Allah SWT has blessed me with a decent job, and I would be delighted if I could help a budding female student of knowledge.

  19. To sister MK, jazakillahu khayr for your offer, may Allah swt accept it from you amin. Im not in the country at the momemnt so can’t take up your offer, may Allah reward you for your intention amin.

  20. To sister MK, Masha’Allah what a lovely response to the sister! May Allah reward you for your offer and make ‘wifedom’ and ‘motherhood’ chapters in your life which bring you even closer to your Lord. As long as you have this attitude Allah will make the knowledge accessible and easy for you regardless of your situation, insha’Allah. ;-)

  21. To MK,

    You just earned yourself special du’as from me in the coming ten – for nothing but your intention.

    You sure know the secret of being a proper Muslim masha’Allah…

    I hope and pray that people take from your example and realise how much time they waste in pettiness, and how much closer they can become to Allah jalla wa ‘ala with little action and much goodwill to their brothers and sisters. You’ve made my evening and probably the evening of a good many readers out there too, hafidhakillah.

  22. Asalamu Alikum,

    I am looking forward to November, when you will be teaching this course in Toronto insha’llah. The course outline seems to be excellent. One thing that I would like to request (if possible given the time constraints with these intensive courses) is to focus on the spiritual aspects of Salah. I think our heads are already packed with too much “knowledge” from Sh. Google, but it is knowledge that does not increase us in Khushoo and does not bring us closer to Allah.

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  24. we should learn shafi’i madhab aswell as hanafi and maaliki and hanbal. then people can choose whichever one they want.

    not to try convert people to hanaf or hanbal

  25. Bismillah…

    Assalam alaikum wa rahmatullah,

    Ahsanallah ilaykum Ustadh,

    Btw is it not “Ibn al Humam” and not ibn al hammam?

    Jazakallah khairan

    Wassalam

    • Wa ‘alaykum salam wa rahmatullah

      I’ve heard it both ways from various teachers but I think Ibn al-Humaam is more correct as you say after having a quick check. Well spotted and it’s been duly corrected, wa jazakumullahu khayra.

      AE

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