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ʿAmrah b. ʿAbd al-Raḥmān: A Model of Female Scholarship in the First Century

ʿAmrah b. ʿAbd al-Raḥmān (d.106/724) was a prominent female scholar in the era of the tābiʿūn (Successors). She was a descendant of the Anṣār born in Medina. It was not her lineage that led to her exemplary status as a female Successor in her era, rather it was her deep insight in knowledge and her contributions to the dissemination and transmission of the Prophetic traditions, and her juristic abilities.

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A Glimpse of Infant Care in Islam: The Prophetic Tradition of Taḥnīk

The particular method of performing taḥnīk, Ibn Ḥajar (may Allāh have mercy on him) elucidates in Fatḥ al-Bārī (his commentary on Saḥīḥ al-Bukhārī) is that taḥnīk is to chew something, put it in the mouth of the infant and rub his palate with it. And it is best to perform it with ripe and sun-dried dates (this is known as al-tamr in Arabic, and it is what the Messenger of Allāh utilized). If that is

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