His work is a marvel. It tells so much about the virtues of women, how they are loved by Allah and how they have contributed to Islamic knowledge. I felt compelled to memorise the various ahadith of Ibn al-Athir, Abu Dawud, al-Bukhari, and others beautifully narrating the excellence of women.

It was also very educating when Akram explained the differences of ahadith compilations, between jami’ (Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim, Sahih Saghir), sunan (Abu Dawud, an-Nasa’I, ibn Majah), musnad (Abu Hanifah, ibn Hanbal), mu’jam, mashyakhah, arba’in, ajza’ and musalsal. InsyaAllah readers can better appreciate them once this has come to knowledge.

Akram is but one of the few writers in whom integrity, scrutiny, and prolificacy are obvious.

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