ALL PRAISE and thanks are due to Allah: for He has helped me to compile
TraditionalScholarship and Modern Misunderstandings: Understanding The Ahl al-Sunna
. Nothing ispossible without His help and I pray to Him that He accepts my work.This lengthy project would also not have been completed if it were not for the time andeffort exerted by those who so kindly assisted me with this book. It has all been very taxingand has required some to spare hours, weeks, months and for some, years. I would like tothank all the brothers and sisters from the deepest part of my heart for their valuable time thatthey all gave to this project. Among them, I wish to thank:
Muhammad Ammar, Bilal Ahmad,Basharat Janjau, Rizwan Javaid, Irfan Javaid, Tarik Khan, Dr Khan, Altaf, Ismaeel Fulat, Naveed Hashmi, Haji Idrees Mears, Sister Saliha Malik,
Sister Fozia Kausar
. Iwould especially like to thank
for their hard work and time given forthis book.I would also like to thank those who contributed financially – and for making the book thatyou now have in your hands possible to be printed. My deepest thanks go to them all. I praythat Allah rewards them with the best of rewards, for only He is capable of giving such gifts toHis believers.
Allah will reward them in this life and in the Life after death.
I again like to thank Allah, The Sublime, The Majestic, for instilling in methe courage and strength to compile this book for the benefit of others. MayAllah, in His infinite Grace and Mercy, accept this humble effort
14 Rajab, 142228 October, 2001