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Discussion on ‘Amr bin Maimun’s Narration about Stoning of Monkeys

Waqar Akbar Cheema Abstract ‘Amr bin Maimun’s narration about the stoning of monkeys is usually picked by critics not only for its particular subject matter but also to use it as an inductive notion against the veracity of Sahih al-Bukhari and even hadith corpus at large. This paper analyzes its various content forms and their comparative strength according to the science of narration and ... Read More »

Explained: Hadith about eating in one or seven intestines

Waqar Akbar Cheema Abstract Ignorance of the idioms and expressions of classical Arabic will mislead interpreters who study the Qur’anic and Hadith Corpus. An example of such a misinterpretation is the literal exegesis of the hadith on the overeating of a disbeliever due to his “eating in seven intestines”. This paper answers the would-be empirical criticisms against this hadith by ... Read More »

Authority of Hadith and Incident of Pollination of Palm-Trees

Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani[1] Abstract One of the arguments forwarded to limit the Prophetic authority manifested in hadith to strictly dogmatic and ritual affairs is the narration about pollination of palm trees. Mufti Taqi Usmani has responded to the argument by carefully analyzing the text of the various versions of the report. By highlighting the style of the Prophet’s (peace ... Read More »

A False Hadith: The Prophet Kissed the Genitals of His Little Grandson

Waqar Akbar Cheema Abstract  A number of online sources have attempted to criticize the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) based on a narration wherein he kissed the genitals of his little grandson. This paper demonstrates that the narration is weak through all of its chains and  provides an authenticated alternate narration wherein the Noble Prophet (peace and blessings ... Read More »

Creation from a crooked rib: Does Islam deride women?

Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani Translation by Adeel | References & Notes by Waqar Akbar Cheema    قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: واستوصوا بالنساء خيرا، فإنهن خلقن من ضلع، وإن أعوج شيء في الضلع أعلاه، فإن ذهبت تقيمه كسرته، وإن تركته لم يزل أعوج، فاستوصوا بالنساء خيرا Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said: “And I command you to take care of ... Read More »

Abu Bakr’s Befitting Response to a Pagan or an Insult to Another’s Religion?

Download PDF here Waqar Akbar Cheema Abstract Critics of Islam often bring up issues that seem to be controversial without providing the proper context for the situation or how such a situation would have been viewed in light of Arab society at the time of the Prophet – peace be upon him. This leads to false information being spread and ... Read More »

Did Aishah Doubt Prophet Muhammad’s Prophethood?

Download PDF here Waqar Akbar Cheema & Adeel Abstract Statements related to Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, are often taken out of context in order to further propagate the agenda of certain individuals that despise Islam. In this paper, we will examine a narration where such individuals claim that Aishah doubted the prophethood of Muhammad. ... Read More »

Are the women called devils in hadith?

Download pdf here Waqar Akbar Cheema Abstract The misinterpretation of the hadiths of our beloved Prophet – peace be upon him – is very common in today’s society, especially when many of the people criticizing these hadiths are not well-informed about the Arabic language. In fact, some of them do not even speak it or understand more than a few ... Read More »

Explaining the hadith ‘the abdomen of your brother has lied’

Waqar Akbar Cheema It is argued that the following Hadith ignores reality and asks to blindly believe in God even when it (apparently) contradicts reality. عن أبي سعيد، قال: جاء رجل إلى النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم فقال: إن أخي استطلق بطنه، فقال: «اسقه عسلا» فسقاه فقال: إني سقيته فلم يزده إلا استطلاقا، فقال: صدق الله وكذب بطن أخيك Narrated ... Read More »

Understanding “Satan urinates in the ear” hadith

Download PDF here Waqar Akbar Cheema Abstract Once again, we come across a hadith that seems to have an ‘odd’ phrasing when looked at from the literal perspective – even more so when approached from the English language. Some have called it vulgar, others think it sounds superstitious; but one thing is for sure: none of them have any idea ... Read More »

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