MAHAJJAH 2

December 9, 2022

Al Bukhari and the Custom of the Masses

BACK⇒ Return to Table of contents   Al Bukhari and the Custom of the Masses   The author of Bayt al ‘Ankabut criticizes and ridicules Sahih al Bukhari for the actions of the masses during difficulties and calamities, when they would gather to recite the ahadith from it. He quotes excerpts from Ibn Taghribardi’s book al Nujum al Zahirah (812–873 AH/1409–1470 CE), wherein he discusses the gathering of the masses […]
December 9, 2022

Absolute Reverence for the Authentic Books

BACK⇒ Return to Table of contents   Absolute Reverence for the Authentic Books   The third claim that the author of Bayt al ‘Ankabut makes is that the Ahl as-Sunnah confer infallibility to al Bukhari. They confer complete reverence to his book al Sahih and make it parallel and equal to the Qur’an, which cannot be proven false from any angle. Concerning their claim, the author of Bayt al ‘Ankabut […]
December 9, 2022

Books of Hadith and the Fiqhi Mazhabs (Jurisprudential Schools of Thought)

BACK⇒ Return to Table of contents   Books of Hadith and the Fiqhi Mazhabs (Jurisprudential Schools of Thought)   The author of Bayt al ‘Ankabut claims that the Sunni books of hadith have no place in the foundation of the Sunni Mazhabs of Fiqh (jurisprudential schools of thought). These Mazhabs of Fiqh were founded before the appearance of the books of hadith and there was no need for al Bukhari […]
December 9, 2022

Al Bukhari, Muslim, and the Banu Umayyah

BACK⇒ Return to Table of contents   Al Bukhari, Muslim, and the Banu Umayyah   The person who authored Bayt al ‘Ankabut spun his web on one main pillar, which is the backbone of this book, and the objective behind its compilation. It is clear from his claim that the books of Hadith by the Ahlus Sunnah wa al Jama’ah (who represent 90% of the Muslim Ummah)—especially Sahih al Bukhari […]
December 9, 2022

Muslim (204–261 AH/820–825 CE)

BACK⇒ Return to Table of contents   Muslim (204–261 AH/820–825 CE)   He is Abu al Hussain Muslim ibn al Hajjaj al Qushayri al Naysaburi. One of the leaders of the Muhaddithin. He was born in Naysabur. He travelled to Hijaz, Egypt, Sham, and ‘Iraq. He passed away just outside Naysabur. His most famous book is Sahih Muslim. He compiled 12000 ahadith in it and wrote it in 15 years. […]