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On the question of Adult Breastfeeding in Islamic Tradition

Waqar Akbar Cheema  Abstract Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) allowed Sahla, the wife of Abu Hudhaifa, to nurse Salim in order to establish foster relation between them even though Salim was by then already an adult. This incident has given rise to a lot of discussion and polemics in our times. The instant study is about analyzing the details of what was ... Read More »

Reality of ‘Missing’ Qur’anic Verse on Suckling

Waqar Akbar Cheema Abstract The article is about examining details of the saying of ‘Aisha of which a narration mentioned in Sahih Muslim has been used by critics to cast aspersions on the completeness of Qur’anic preservation in writing after the Prophet. Cross examining various narrations of ‘Aisha’s report on five-sucklings as proof required to establish foster relationship it has ... Read More »

Two Issues around Prophet Muhammad’s Marriage with Safiyya

Waqar Akbar Cheema Abstract This article highlights reported information on how Safiyya felt about the Prophet (ﷺ) and how the latter proposed her for marriage following a battle in which her husband and other relatives were killed. The issue of alleged violation of rules of waiting period of a widowed woman is also discussed. 1. Introduction Prophet Muhammad’s (ﷺ) marriage ... Read More »

Abu Hanifa’s opinion of ‘Ikrimah

Waqar Akbar Cheema 1. Introduction Some modernists using the name of “Hanafi” scholars seek to raise questions about established Islamic ideals, opinions, and institutions. One such group tends to impugn the trustworthiness and reliability of a major hadith authority among the students of the companions of the Prophet (ﷺ) – ‘Ikrimah, the freedslave of ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abbas. While there is no ... Read More »

Hanafis and Preference between Hadith and Qiyas

‘Abdul Majid al-Turkamani* English adaptation by Waqar Akbar Cheema[1] Abstract It is a common misconception that Abu Hanifa and the classical scholars of his school of thought preferred qiyās over hadith reports. Modernists use the same to promote their manifestly hadith rejecting ideas claiming that their approach has a precedent in the methodology of one of the greatest jurists in ... Read More »

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