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“And keep reminding, because reminding benefits the believers.” (51:55)

Ta’limul Haq

taleemulhaq-01.jpgTa’leemul Haq (Teachings of Islam) is a basic Hanafi textbook on the laws of taharah, salat, janazah, haj, etc, used widely throughout the Islamic schools of England and South Africa.

The Grand Mufti of Darul Uloom Deoband Hadhrat Mahmood Sahab (Rahmatullah Alayhi) wrote about this book,

“Glory be to Allah and Salutations on the Holy Prophet Mohammed, (S.A.W.) Masha-Allah this publication called ‘Talimul Haq’ has been written on a very good pattern. In it, the basic beliefs, practices, character and devotional aspects (of a Muslim’s life) have been explained.

If children read, understand and practice accordingly then Insha-Allah their lives can be moulded according to the Sunnah and they will be safe from ignorance and being led astray.

May Allah reward the writer and accept his service and grant as many people as possible the ability to have benefit from the publication.”

Hadhrat Maulana Yunus Patel Sahab (damat baraktuhum) from South Africa writes in his foreward about the impact and success this brook brought to the Muslims of his time and area:

“Sezela is peaceful little village on the South Coast of Natal. The magnificent sugar mill here had brought people of different faiths to this little village. It was the late Hajee Ebrahim E. Patel who drew up Hajee Shabbir Ahmed’s attention to the lack of any Islamic Mission work in this area. In the year 1968 it was at Sezela that Hajee Shabbir Ahmed, son of the late Soofi Ebrahim Desai of Umzinto commenced an effort to impart basic Islamic knowledge to both the adults and the chileren of the area. This effort proved a great success and within a short time other villages and towns like Lawson Estate, Malagazi, Renishaw, Park Rynie, Ixopo, Umkomaas, ets., could also boast of having a little Madrase for their pupils.”

Unfortunatly Muslims today are stick lacking basic knowledge of Deen, although you see almost everyone discussing complex Fiqh & ‘Aqidah questions. This authentic compilation on the fundamentals of Islam is really a must read for every Hanafi walking on this planet, no matter if men, women or children.

You can support the publishers by buying it HERE or you can read it online.


Filed under: 1. 'Aqaid, 2. Fiqh, Books, Salaah

4 Responses

  1. Hamza Isa says:

    Great post. This book has been totally accepted by Allah (swt) as it is read and taught throughout the world.

    This is the first gift we should give to reverts and we should arrange for it to be taught to them if possible….it helped me…!

    wa salam

  2. mujahid7ia says:

    Yeah, this is a great book. Mufti Abdur Rahman goes through some parts of ta’lim ul haq

  3. Siddi Rizwan Damad says:

    I was reading the book Ta’leemul Haq (Teachings of Islam), but there is not a single Sahih hadees mention to support the method shown for performing Wadu. If the Taleem is of HAQ then Hadees should be mentioned.. It only mentions Bidah in the Wadu… Can any hanafi Mufti prove that wiping back of neck is sunnah via sahih hadees? Even in Quran NECK is not mentions and NECK is not part of HEAD, you can ask any doctor also. Check this:
    Narrated Ata bin Yasar
    Ibn ‘Abbas performed ablution and washed his face (in the following way): He ladled out a handful of water, rinsed his mouth and washed his nose with it by putting in water and then blowing it out. He then took another handful (of water) and did like this (gesturing), joining both hands, and washed his face, took another handful of water and washed his right forearm. He again tookanother handful of water and washed his left forearm, and passed wet hands over his head and took another handful of water and poured it over his right foot (up to his ankles) and washed it thoroughly and similarly took another handful of water and washed thoroughly his left foot (up to the ankles) and said, “I saw Allah’s Apostle performing ablution in this way.” (Bukhari 1.142)

  4. ebrahim says:

    In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

    1. Ibn Sakan mentions in his Kitab Al-Huroof, the Hadith of Musaraf bin Umar which reaches up to Amar bin Kaab (Radhiyallahu Anhu) who says that I saw the Rasullah (Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam) performing wudhu, he masah of his beard and his nape.

    2. Abu Nu’aim narrates in Tarikh Asbahan the Hadith of Ibn Umer (Radhiyallahu Anhu) that Nabi (Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam) said “Who so ever performs wudhu and makes masah of his nape is saved from the shackles on the day of Qiyamah.

    3. Dailami narrates in Musnad Al-Firdous the Hadith of Ibn Umer (Radhiyallahu Anhu) that making masah of the nape is liberation from the shackles on the day of Qiyamah.

    4. Abu Ubaid narrates in Kitab Al-Tuhoor from Abd Al-Rahman bin Mahdi reaching to Musa bin Talha (Radhiyallahu Anhu) that he said “who so ever makes masah of his nape with his head will be saved from the shackles on the day of Qiyamah.” Allamah Aini in the comentery of Al-Hidaya says this narration even though is is Mawquf, but it is in the level of Rafa because there can not be a personal opinion in this matters.

    5. Ibn Hummam mentions the Hadith of Wa’il concerning the wudhu of Rasullah (Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam) “and then he made masah of his head three times and the outer ears three times and the nape three times (Tirmidhi) (Allamah Lukhnowi said I could not find this narration in the Editions of Tirmidhi I had, but Allama Aini, Al-Zala’ee, and Ibn Hajr state that it is in Musnad Al-Bazzar

    Taken from the Booklet Tahfah Al-Talaba Fi Tahqeeq Masah Ala Al-Raqabah by Allama Abdul Hay Al-Lucknowi

    · ذكر ابن السكن فى كتاب الحروف حديث مصرف بن عمر و يبلغ به عمرو بن كعب رضى الله تعالى عنه قال رايت رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم توضا فمسح لحيته و قفاه

    · روى ابو نعيم فى تاريخ اصبهان من حديث ابن عمر رضى الله تعالى عنهما ان النبى صلى الله عليه و سلم قال هن توضا و مسح عنقه و قى الغل يوم القيامة

    · روى الديلمى فى مسند الفردوس من حديث ابن عمر رضى الله تعالى عنهما مسح الرقبة امان من الغل يوم القيامة

    · روى ابو عبيد فى كتاب الطهور عن عبد الرحمن بن مهدى يبلغ به موسى بن طلحة رضى الله تعالى عنه انه قال من مسح قفاه مع راسه وقى الغل يوم القيامة قال العينى فى شرح الهداهة هذا و ان كان موقوفا لكن له حكم الرفع لانه لا مجال للرائ فيه انتهى

    · حكى ابن همام من حديث وائل فى صفة وضوء رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم ثم مسح على راسه ثلاثا و ظاهر اذنيه ثلاثا و ظاهر رقبته الخ رواه الترمذى

    The collective Ahadith on the virtues of making masah on the nape is Hasan Li-Ghairihi which is unanimously accepted as authentic and reliable.

    And Allah knows best


    Ml. Ehzaz Ajmeri,
    Student Darul Iftaa

    Checked and Approved by:

    Mufti Ebrahim Desai
    Darul Iftaa, Madrassah In’aamiyyah

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