Ghusl - method
Imam Rassi Society wrote: Thank you for your questions!
As for the translation of Al-Ahkaam, that is ne of the several projects we are involved in. It is a very important text that is akin to the Muwatta of Imam Malik in its historical significance. It was a document that subsequent imams used to rule Yemen.
As for the chain of Imam al-Haadi (as), he relates ahadith from the authority of his father from his grandfather, Imam al-Qaasim ar-Rassi (as), who in turn related from his ancestors up until the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him and his Progeny. Imam al-Qaasim also related ahadith from other authorities. For example, Imam al-Haadi stated in Al-Ahkaam:In our translation of Al-Ahkaam, we plan to provide the complete chains of narration, insha-Allah.
My father related to me on the authority of al-Qaasim bin Ibraahiim, uhbp, from Abu Bakr bin Abi Uwais from al-Hussein bin ‘Abdullah bin Ɖamiira from his father from his grandfather that ‘Ali bin Abi Taalib, may Allah be merciful to him, said:
Whoever does not recite Bismillah ar-Rahmaan ar-Rahiim aloud, his prayer is aborted.
Hope this helps! And Allah knows best!
Thank you for your response ! It is a great job God help you all amin ! Do you plan to post gradually chapter by chapter or only when the complete work will be translated ? Or edit it in book format ?
The translation of Al-Ahkaam will more than likely be our next published book, insha-Allah. There is a lot of background research and work that we have to do in addition to the actual translation itself. It will most probably be a multi-volume work. It would be too much to post it online. Since it is a major reference, we would have to consult authorities before publishing it. However, once it is finished, it will be one-of-a-kind like our first book, inshAllah.
We have also been toying around with the idea of publishing a companion text to the Ahkaam which would include proofs from the Qur'an and ahadith but we haven't decided yet. If we do, it would push back the date for the Ahkaam even further. At the same time, I'm sure that the companion text would be very beneficial for those seeking justification and proofs.
We pray that the final product will be well worth the wait! Please make dua for us as we endeavour on this project!
And Allah knows best!