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Islamic Laws of Inheritance According to Hanbali Fiqh

These are my complete notes on Akhsar al-Mukhtasarat’s chapter on Islamic laws of inheritance based on lectures of my teacher Sh. Muhammad Gamal Aly. I also used Sh. Al-Quaymi’s explanation of the chapter online as an additional resource to compile the notes. I must admit that out of all the chapters of fiqh, I was …

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Biological Children of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

All the Prophet’s (pbuh) offspring, with the exception of Ibraheem, were born to Khadeejah. Below is a brief account of the Prophet’s children. Qasim He was the eldest son of the Prophet (pbuh), and thus the Prophet was called “Abul Qasim” (the father of Qasim). He died when he was about two years old. Zaynab …

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The Prophet Muhammad’s (pbuh) Physical Features and Character

The Prophet’s (pbuh) physical appearance was described in detail by his companions. The Prophet’s Face The Prophet’s face was fair, attractive and round. Whenever he was pleased, his face shone bright like the full moon, but it would turn crimson when he was angry. If sweat appeared on his face, the beads glistened like pearls, …

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Notes on al-Waraqat: Introduction to Usool al-Fiqh

These are my notes from the lectures of Sh. ‘Amir Bahjat, a Hanbali scholar based in Saudi Arabia, explaining the classical text on Usool al-Fiqh entitled al-Waraqat by the Shafi’ scholar Imam al-Haramayn, the teacher of the famous Imam al-Ghazali. The book gives an excellent bird’s eye view of the field of Usool al-Fiqh.  It …

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