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In Defence of the Multiple Qur’anic Readings (Qirā’āt)

[Translator’s Note: The following excerpt is a translation of the preface to Difā-i-Qirā’āt, a masterpiece authored by the erudite scholar, Qārī Muḥammad Ṭāhir Raḥīmī al-Madanī (raḥimahullāh). The Urdu work, close to nine hundred pages long, is a detailed response to the feeble objections of a notorious hadith rejecter, Tamanna ‘Imadi …

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Music and the Qur’anic Recitation

An Excerpt from Khalid Baig’s Slippery Stone [Hereunder is a section from Khalid Baig’s exceptionally comprehensive work on the topic of music, Slippery Stone. In this particular section, the author has concisely highlighted the disturbing blurring of lines between correct recitation of the Qur’ān and talhīn, the act of making the Qur’ānic …

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Praising the Qari During the Qur’anic Recitation: An Objective Analysis

By Mufti Rasheed Ahmad Fareedi Translated by Javed Iqbal [Translator’s Foreword: Hereunder is a translation of a concise treatise Husn-i-Qira’at par Ta’reef ki No’iyyat, authored by Mufti Rasheed Ahmad Fareedi (hafizahullah), a teacher at Madrasah Miftah al-Ulum (Taraj, India). The author has succinctly explained that it is permissible to express …

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The Implications of Inconsistency in the Hadith of the Shia

(Translator’s Foreword: The following is a translation of an insightful piece written by Shaykh Muhammad Taha Karaan, in which he has succinctly discussed a number of salient features of the Shia hadith tradition, and also assessed how accurate the Shia are in their claim to taking their knowledge from a pure, unadulterated …

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