Of Pure Origin

Sheikh Muhammad Akhtar Rida Khan
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IT IS THE POSITION OF MUSLIMS that the Prophet Muhammad - may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him -,our leigelord and master, is the Pure (al-Tahir) and the Purifying (al-Mutahhir). As such, there is nothing connected with his - may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him - blessed person, form, character, or direct lineage that is impure or tainted.

This small treatise penned by Taj al-Shari'a, Sheikh Muhammad Akhtar Rida Khan, the eponymous scholar and scion of the great reviver (Mujaddid) Imam Ahmad Rida Khan, addresses the purity of the Prophet’s - may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him - forefathers, and in particular the father of Prophet Ibrahim - may peace be upon him - whom many, based on a shallow understanding of Arabic and Quranic exegesis, mistakenly call Azar and consider a disbeliever.

In addition to proving the purity of Prophet Muhammad’s lineage - may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him - and substantiating that Prophet Ibrahim’s father was Tarah, a believer, and not Azar, his uncle, Sheikh Muhammad Akhtar Rida Khan also skillfully analyzes Arabic syntax and its role in interpreting the Quran, and examines the use of divertive evidence in interpretation. Also discussed here are weak hadith narrated with multiple chains and their acceptability outside of theology and law, anomalous readings of the Quran, and the conditional acceptability of using the scriptures of the People of the Book.

This treatise will undoubtedly prove valuable to any student of Arabic, exegesis, hadith, or prophetic biography, or anyone interested in seeing how a cross section of Islamic disciplines merge in the discussion of areas of modern contention.

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