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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 »

Are children born out of wedlock condemned in hadith?

Waqar Akbar Cheema Abstract A cogent analysis of hadith reports about children born out of wedlock with focus on the meanings of such reports as understood by traditional scholars of Islam over the centuries. The article shows such reports considered suggestive of condemnation of children born as a result adultery were actually never meant as such. They were either specific ... Read More »

Al-Jami’ of Ma’mar bin Rashid: Extinct or Extant?

Download pdf here Waqar Akbar Cheema Abstract The Jami’ of Ma’mar is one of the earliest hadith compilations extant today and its existence refutes the widespread notion that hadith compilations only began in the third century AH. Although most scholars have accepted the attribution of the Jami’ to Ma’mar bin Rashid, there has been some debate about the issue, notably, ... Read More »

Ghamidi, Muwatta, and the Return of ‘Eisa

Waqar Akbar Cheema 1. Introduction In recent times Mr. Javed Ahmed Ghamidi has come up as the champion of ‘fresh’ and unorthodox interpretation of Islam reaching out to Pakistani audience. It’s not the time to dwell and comment on the background and reasoning for the peculiar deliberate and characteristic non-conformist approach. However, we must see what ‘proofs’ such people bring ... Read More »

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