Monday, October 10, 2005

What Salad Are You?


Are you an "ill-equipped traditional-minded" Muslim or a "modern-leaning, anti-traditionalist" Muslim? Between these two poles is the 'resulting salad' as Shaykh Gibril puts it.

Well, traditional or modern, all should agree that the path ahead should be the path of re-discovering the Science of Hadith: a path of learning from specialists that have been given permission to teach by their own teachers.

This book is made up of two parts. The first part is made up of essays by Shaykh Gibril Fouad Haddad who has devoted his life to studying Hadith from authorised traditional Ulema. The second part is a translation by Musa Furber of Shaykh ibn Hajar al-Asqalani's Nukhbat al-Fikar (Chosen Thoughts on the Nomenclature of Hadith Specialists)

Taken from Reading Santuary

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