al Imaam al Haafidh Abu Taahir as Silafee (d. 576 AH)

Aboo Taahir as-Salafee, Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Abroad, al Haafidh al-Kabeer, al-Asbahaatee. He was thiqah (precise, reliable and trustworthy), a haafidh (preserver). He died in the year 576H at the age of one-hundred and six.

See Tadhkirat-Huffaadh, 4/254.

[Taken from Footnotes from Foundations of the Sunnah of Imaam Ahmad (d. 241 AH) Edited and Footnotes by Aboo ‘Abdur-Rahmaan Fawwaaz Ahmad Zumarlee ]


2 Responses to “al Imaam al Haafidh Abu Taahir as Silafee (d. 576 AH)”

  1. 1 Hood October 30, 2006 at 6:49 am


    He last name is Silafi with a kasrah on the seen.

    Silaf means “having a cleaved palate” i.e. one of his grandfathers was born with a cleaved palate (which can be as minor as a lip that looks spilt to a gaping hole in the face) and so he and then the family was known for this.

  2. 2 danishalhyderabadee October 30, 2006 at 6:54 am

    As Salaam ALaykum Wa Rahamtullah, Hood. jazakAllahu khayran, i know there was soemthign fishy about this, lol…..I actually read his name in 3 places and they spelled it salafee, lol, zealots i guess. But yea I also saw it spelled silafi in many places. I couldnt make up my mind what to write, lol, i just decided to go with the spelling in the book. jazakAllahu Khayran.

    A question, do you kwo if he was a teacher of Qadi ‘Iyyad?? I havent been able to find much info on him.

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Fiqh As Sawm

Islamic Rulings Surrounding Ramadhan and Fasting. Based on “Manar As Sabeel Fi Sharh Ad Daleel” Of Shaykh Ibraheem ibn Duwaiyan (d. 1353 AH) as explained by Br. Salim Morgan. Transcribed and Edited By Ibn Al Hyderabadee

Prologue Introduction

Chapter 1: Fasting in Ramadhaan
1. A pillar of Islam 2. Obligation of Fasting 3. Sighting of the Moon for start of Ramadhaan 4. One reliable witness' presence is sufficient 5. Conditions that make Ramadhan Obligatory for an Individual 6. Expiation for the inability to fast due to age or illness 7. Requirements of a valid fast 8. Obligations to fulfill during fasting 9. Recommended acts of fasting

Chapter 2: Permissions and Prohibitions

1. Impermissible to break fast during Ramadhan 2. Prohibited to fast for a woman in her menstrual or post-partum bleedin 3. Obligatory to break it when it is required to save a person’s life 4. Recommended to break fast for one who is ill and fears harm from fasting. 5. Recommended to break fast when one is traveling 6. Permissible for one to break fast who begins a journey while fasting 7. Permissible for a pregnant or nursing (breast feeding) woman 8. Change of condition of a person doesn’t obligate one to refrain from eating and drinking the rest of the day. 9. Prohibited to fast a voluntary fast instead of an obligatory one.

Chapter 3: That which Invalidates Your Fast

1. Intentional Intake of anything into the abdomen 2. Intention to break fast 3. Fluctuating Intention to fast 4. Vomiting intentionally 5. Menstruation or Post Partum Bleeding 6. Masturbation 7. Marital Relations 8. Cupping for both parties 9. Death 10. Apostasy 11. Above are Exempted in some cases

Chapter 4: Repayment
1. Missing a day of fast in Ramadhan
2. When does one make up a missed fast
3. If missed fast are not made up until few dats before next Ramadhan
4. Missed fasts first or voluntary?

Chapter 5: Recommended, Disliked, and Impermissible Days of Fasting
1. Recommended Every Other Day Sawn Dawood
2. The three white days of every Islamic month
3. Six days of Shawwaal
4. Month of Muharram and the 10th
5. Ten days of Dhil Hijja and that of Arafat
6. Disliking of the month of Rajab
7. Disliking of the day of Friday
8. Disliking of the 30th of Shabaan
9. Impermissibility of fasting on the two Eids
10. Completing of a voluntary fast is not Wajib



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