Islamic books on the biographies of the lives and methodologies of our beloved Imams of the past.
From the ForewordTo proceed: Verily, the most truthful speech is the Speech of Allaah and the best guidance is the guidance of Muhammad 'alayi was salaat was salaam. The worst of affairs are the newly invented matters. Every newly i
This book explores the lives of Abu Hanifah, Malik, al-ShAfi'i, and Ahmad b. Hanbal, the four imams who were the founders of the canonical schools of Islamic Law. It explores the areas of convergence and disagreement between these great sch
In Ibn Taimiyah (661-728 A.H.) we see a devout doctor of religion versed in all categories of philosophy and dialectics, a man of vast learning acquainted with the original Scriptures of many religions and their subsequent amendments and accretions, no
The renowned contemporary Arab historian of Islam, Dr. Ali M. Sallabi has written a fascinating biography of a man who looms larger than life throughout history, yet who remains largely unknown to people outside the Arab world. Dr. Sallabi's meticulous
This beautiful book deals with the biography of the Imam of Hadeeth scholars, whose lifelong pursuit of knowledge culminated in the authorship of a book that, in terms of its importance and truthfulness, ranks second only to the Book of Allah.
The Biography of Imam Abu Dawood Sijistani [Died 275 A.H.] The Compiler of Sunan Abu Dawood. One of the blessings of Allah upon this Ummah is that He appointed for it people who would undertake to preserve the Sunnah of their Prophet (S).
The Biography of Imam Az-Zuhri [Died 124 A.H.] This is the biography of an upright scholar, an erudite narrator of hadith, a brilliant, celebrated and generous scholar: Imam Az-Zuhri. When he died, there was no one on the surface of the earth more knowledgeable than him.
This is the biography of the notable Imam, Sufyaan ibn 'Uyaynah, who linked the generation of the Tabeen with that of the followers of the second generation. He was the rare and unique scholar of his age, and he was a torch for the Sunnah and a proof upon the Ummah.
Imam ibn al-Qayim a shining sign with regard to his knowledge and memory. Anyone who looks in his books will bear witness to his great virtue. The works he authored are of outstanding excellence that have continuously been providing guidance to the scholars.
Imam Ibn Majah (209H - 273H), may Allah have his mercy upon his soul, lived during the Abbasid caliphate while scientific studies had begun taking hold in the Abbasid dynasty. During this time literary aspects greatly influenced writing and works about
Imam At-Tirmidhi traveled a lot in quest for seeking knowledge which gave him the expertise needed to become a Faqih and muhadith of his time. Imam Tirmadhi learned extensively from Imam Malik and became known as one of his staff due to his dedication in his learning the knowledge of ahadith.
Imam ash-Shawkani (1173H - 1250H) had a modest upbringing upon virtue, good, and righteousness. He was continually well nurtured and treated. He memorized many books of present time at the very early age even before beginning his serious studies.
This book represents a brief narration of the life of one of the foremost scholars of Islam during the recent past. The book tells the tale of a Muslim child born towards the end of the Ottoman Empire in Eastern Europe.
This book carries the biography of the master of the Muhaddithin, the foremost of the righteous scholars, the lofty Imam, Abu Al-Husayn Muslim bin Al-Hajjaj. He has firmly taken his place in the hearts of men and a position of prominence amongst the scholars.