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Saleh abu hashim

Lead Instructor

 I was born and raised in the UK and studied Social Sciences, IT and Education at University up to post graduate level.  My first serious exposure to traditional scholarship was when I attended the month long Rihla course held in the UK in the summer of 1997.  Shortly thereafter I spent a year in the Middle East where I studied Arabic at the University of Jordan in 1998-1999.  I also spent four years working in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, during which I read with some scholars in my free time.

I have completed the study of basic texts in: Arabic grammar, Hanafi fiqhUsul al-FiqhHadithMustalah al-Hadith and Aqidah. I am fortunate to have studied and read with scholars based in the UK, as well as from Mauritania, Turkey, Syria, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.  

My research interests include the traditional learning heritage of the Hijaz and the creation of learning materials for adult learning courses.  I have had some involvement with organising community classes since 1997 up the present time.

I currently reside in the UK with my family and work in a field unrelated to Islamic Studies.

Learning Materials

the bayquniyyah poem on hadith terminology

This work consists of an abridged translation of Shaykh Hasan al-Mashat’s commentary on the Bayquniyyah poem, interspersed with diagrams created by the translator to facilitate understanding of the concepts covered in the text. In addition, further reading is provided in the appendices which students may find beneficial.

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the beginner's gift - The fiqh of purification & prayer

Authored by the renowned 11th Century Ḥanafī scholar, Ibrāhīm bin Ḥasan al-Mullā, The Beginner's Gift is a concise primer on Islamic Law covering the elementary legal issues relating to purification and prayer. To supplement the text, the translator has added commentary based on the extensive explanatory notes of Shaykh Yaḥyā bin Muḥammad al-Mullā, a descendant of the author, editor and publisher of this text in Arabic. Also included are appendices related to supplications, background information on the area of al-Aḥsā’, history of the Ḥanafī school in al-Aḥsā’, the al-Mullā family, and an unpublished treatise on the Ḥanafī school by a recent eminent scholar of the al-Mullā family.

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Summary of the shamail al-tirmidhi

This book is a summary of the famous Shamail al-Tirmidhi text. It was summarized by the great Moroccan scholar Shaykh Abd al-Hayy al-Kattani (d.1962). The author succinctly abridges the content of the Shamail in short statements, adding his insightful comments along the way. This text serves as an excellent primer on the subject matter of the Shamail and serves as a useful introduction for the study of the original: Shamail al-Tirmidhi.

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