The Fast of the Prophet

THE NINTH MONTH on the Islamic calendar—twenty-nine or thirty days of community fasting (Ṣawm), from crescent to crescent, Ramadan—is, among other things, a celebration of Al-Ra ḥmân’s renewal of guidance to mankind. Our Ramadan and Its Associations with Revelation One of the great…

Mustalah Al-Hadith | Lesson 4 | The Sahih Hadith

IN ORDER TO appreciate the underpinnings of the Islamic sources (the Ḥadîth, in addition to the Quran), we must have some acquaintance with the Islamic Science of Ḥadîth (‘science’= organized observational and analytical technical apparatus for systematic study), which was developed in the early centuries of Islam…