Hadith Nomenclature Primer
Nukhbat Al-Fikar By Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani
Al-Tadhkirah By Ibn Mulaqqin
English Translation By Musa Furber
Paperback 70 Pages
Size : 5.5" x 8.5"
ISBN : 9780985884062
Publisher : Islamosaic
Arabic - English Bilingual Edition
About The Book
This volume presents two primers on the discipline of Hadith nomenclature (mustalah al-hadith) and the authentication of transmitted reports.
Nukhbat al-fikar (Chosen Thoughts on the Nomenclature of Hadith Experts)
By Ibn Hajar al-'Asqalani (773-835AH)
Al-Tadhkirah (The Memorandum) by Ibn al-Mulaqqin (723-804AH).
(From his Book Al-Muqni)
These primers were written to facilitate speedy mastery of the discipline's core material. Although the primers focus on definitions, they also include methods for addressing problems specific to the topic. Students would often commit a primer to memory while studying it with a living master who would explain its content in detail and demonstrate its application. It is through this interaction between students and instructors that Islamic education transmits both knowledge and skills across generations.
In translation, these primers are ideal for English-speaking instructors looking for a primary text covering the subject's core concepts. The translations will also benefit students looking to review their lessons or to prepare themselves for more advanced studies.
About The Authors
Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani
Imam Ahmad ibn Ali al-Asqalani (d. 852/1448), famously known as Ibn Hajar after one of his ancestors is arguably the best hadith scholar of the Mamluk period. The Dhahabi of his time and the amir al-muminin of the hadith scholars. Suyuti says that he drank from the well of zamzam and prayed to Allah to give him more knowledge than Shams ad-Din adh-Dhahabi. He is the author of over 300 books some going into lengthy volumes. He died on Friday 28 Dhi al-Hijja 852 hijri and was buried in al-Qarrafa, Cairo, now famously known as the City of the Dead (madinat al-mawta).
He is al-Imam al-Jalil, al-Hafidh al-Kabir, Umar bin Ali bin Ahmad bin Muhammad bin 'Abd Allah, Sirajul Din abu Hafs al-Ansari famously known as Ibn al-Mulaqqin. He was born 723
He was raised and looked after by Shaykh 'Isa al-Maghribi who was asked by his father to take care of his family after his demise.
He memorised the Qur'an as well as 'Umdat al-Ahkam at a young age and sought to study the Maliki fiqh in which he was convinced not to but instead to learn the Shafi'i fiqh by his fathers colleague and friend Ibn Jama'ah. So he studied fiqh with Shaykh al-Islam al-Taqqiy al-Din al-Subki, al-Jamal al-Isna'a'i, al-Kamal al-Nasha'i and al-'Izz ibn Jama'ah. He then travelled to Syria to learn from the scholars there and left no stone unturned in learning from Scholars there.
He was praised by his peers and was permitted to teach by Imam al-Mizzi and al-Shams al-'Asqalani.
He produced numerous scholars among them being Imam Ibn Hajar al-'Asqalani and Ibn Nasir al-Dimishqi.
He passed away in the year of 804 A.H.
About The Translator
Mufti Musa Furber was born in Massachusetts and raised in Portland, Oregon. He majored in linguistics at Portland State University, with an emphasis on computational linguistics and cognitive science, a major that required him to study a non-Indo-European language. As good fortune would have it, Arabic was the only class that fit in his schedule at the time, thus starting him off on what eventually would become a serious and personal study of the Qur’an and Islam.
Mufti Musa embraced Islam and shortly thereafter embarked on a path of study. While still a student in Portland, he studied Shafi’i Islamic ethics and law (fiqh) with a Muslim religious scholar who was in Portland at the time.
After graduation, he continued his studies with scholars in and around Damascus, who reviewed with him several important texts and qualified him to translate and teach them. Later he entered and completed a prestigious training program in the issuance of legal response (fatawa) at Dar al-Ifta’ al-Misriyya, under the direct supervision of Shaykh Dr. Ali Jumu`a, the Mufti of Egypt.
After successfully completing the program and acting as an official researcher and English translator for Dar al-Ifta’, he was recruited by Shaykh Habib Ali al-Jifri to serve as a lead researcher at the Taba Insitute in UAE, where he currently resides.
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