Hanafi Principles of Testing Hadith-Atabek Shukrov “Comprehensive Version”

 “Do not confound Truth by overlaying it with falsehood, nor knowingly conceal the Truth.”(Qur’an 2:42)

I was made aware that Shaykh Atabek Shukrov was going to be making a second edition to his book: Hanafi Principles for Testing the Hadith.

Al hamdulillah I have two copies of the book: One from the translator and former student of Shaykh Atabek, Sulaiman Ahmed and Yasser Kassana. May Allah bless them both for the gift.

For me I cannot complain as I did not pay for the book. Though, I do have to wonder about those who paid for the book, first time around. Do they get a complimentary copy of the “”Comprehensive Version” ?

Some may feel shorted paying for an incomplete book. As was relayed to a Muslim brother from Spain. I simply said in response that either their was poor management of the project the first time or no over site of the student that was doing the translation.

Initially I had glowing review of the book until I put my head in a bucket of ice water, and sobered up.

In fact I wrote some critique of this book especially when it came to the attacks upon Ikrima, and Sulaiman’s statements concerning the Ibadi’s .

In a way I do not fault either of the gentleman as they are continuing on a legacy of what I dub “The Shification of Sunnism.” Something I have been planning to blog on for some time insh’Allah.

This was the article that I wrote concerning the attack upon Ikrima:

I sent this both to Shaykh Atabek Shukurov and Shaykh Sulaiman Ahmed via directly….err back in July 2020.

I certainly am looking forward to this “Comprehensive Version” of the book.

Unfortunately, some of Atabek’s admirers were huge fans of this blog once upon a time (when it looked as if I was spending my time weakening the position of Salafis). However, once they learned that I didn’t think Ali Ibn Abu Talib was the greatest thing since sliced toast they were quickly dismayed.

May Allah (swt) guide us to what is beloved to Allah (swt).


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