All attempts have been made to base our reading and research for all the work published by ‘Call
to Prayer Publications’ on the teachings of the Qur’an and authentic Ahadith. Every effort is made to reference
and cross-reference wherever possible. May Allah (swt) guide us and teach us.
As an organisation we are
not involved or associate with any sect, group or party and are strictly independent of any other organisation. Therefore
any literature that is not verified by authentic Qur’anic scholars and authentic scholars of Ahadith have not been used,
and will not be included in any work published.
The versions used of the Qur’anic text and books of
Ahadith have been prepared by learned scholars and highly qualified translators, who have years of experience. To avoid any
bias and for our work to be as diverse as possible, different interpretations and a range of various commentaries are used.
Please also be aware that when undertaking research on the text of the Qur’an and Ahadith you have to rely on
the learned people who have devoted their lives to understanding Arabic text and the context of the teachings in the Qur’an
In order for us to further our own study, the work of these honourable scholars has to be used and
reliance on their understanding is seen as correct and authentic.
The scholars used extensively in our work have been
listed in this section as well as the titles of the books and reference books used.
We have listed and do follow
all the four authentic main schools of thought on the Ahadith.
Narrators of Ahadith
The Companions (Ra) of our beloved Prophet (saw) have all contributed
to providing the reflection of Rasulallah’s (salla lahu alayhi wa'ale hi wasallam) life and times. However the great
scholars of that time who have narrated the most hadith, which have been authenticated as Sahih – correct are
listed below, in no particular order;
Hasrat Aisha Siddique (ra)
Ibn Abbas (ra)
Hasrat Abu Hurairah (ra)
Hasrat Malik ibn Anas (ra)
Abdullah Ibn Umar (ra)
Compilers of Sahih Ahadith (Books of hadith)
Scholars of Ahadith have confirmed what the actual Sunnah means. The Sunnah is the ‘Way’
of Prophet Muhammad Salla lahu Alayhi Wa'ale Hi Wasallam and includes his; words / teachings / actions
/ physical appearance / approval / dis-approval.
Imam Bukhari (ra) (Sahih
Imam Muslim (ra) (Sahih Muslim)
Imam Malik ibn Anas (ra) (Al-Muwatta)
Imam Abu Dawud (ra) (Sunan Abu Dawud)
Ahmed bin Hanbal (ra) (Musnad Ahmed)
Imam ibn Majah (ra) (Sunan
Imam Tirmidhi (ra) (Jaami Tirmidhi / Ashaam-il)
Nasai (ra) (Sunan An-Nasai)
Scholars of Islamic Sharia and Fiqh
The four schools of Shariah
share most of their rulings, but differ on the particular hadiths they accept as authentic and the weight they give to analogy
or reason - qiyas in deciding difficulties. We must remember that they were all great scholars and it is with the
understanding and wisdom that Allah (swt) blessed them, that we are able to further our understanding of the Qur’an
Complete Knowledge is only with the Al-Alim, the All-Knower and the perfect
faith and wisdom was bestowed only on our Prophet (saw). Therefore even the great learned scholars do not have by their own
admission a perfect understanding and complete knowledge of Deen - religion, they are not infallible. Therefore
we should follow the great Ulama - scholars, and choose one school of fiqh to follow - Taqlid. This will ensure
that we are fair and consistent with following rulings in Shariah and do not attempt to pick and choose from different schools.
Hanifi - Imam
Abu Hanifa (Ra)
Maliki - Imam Malik (Ra)
Shaf’I - Imam Shafee (Ra)
Hanbali – Imam Ahmed Ibn
Study the Noble Qur’an - Word for Word
Summarised Sahih Al-Bukhari
Summarised Sahih Muslim
Index of the Qur’an.