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Two Categories of People

It is commonly witnessed that two categories of people experience problems in regard to the acquisition of knowledge. The first category of people, are those who are hasty in disseminating the information they receive whether obtained through the internet, radio stations or self-study. They are totally disconcerned about verifying the authenticity of the information or […]

The Need for Understanding Deeni Issues in their Correct Perspective

Once Hadhrat Imaam Abu Hanifa (Rahmatullahi Alayh) came across a person studying Ahaadith (of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam). Imaam Abu Hanifa (Rahmatullahi Alayh) then questioned the man whether he had first acquired the four fundamental sciences that are a prerequisite for understanding the Ahaadith in their correct perspective. The man inquired from Imaam Abu Hanifa […]

The History of the Taqleed of the Four Imaams

This entry is part 4 of 27 in the series Taqleed

A common question posed by many people is: “If the Ahaadith of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) are a commentary of the Noble Qur’an, then what is the need for making Taqleed of an Imaam?” In order to understand the answer to this question, a brief discussion of the history of the Mazaahib (schools of thought) […]

Referring to the Qur’an without the Medium of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)

This entry is part 3 of 27 in the series Taqleed

Amongst the many duties of prophet-hood assigned to Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam), one of his duties was to verbally explain as well as physically demonstrate to the ummah the details and particulars of the shar’ee laws contained in the Noble Quran. Allah Ta’ala says: And We have sent down the Qur’an (the reminder) to you […]

The Qur’an

This entry is part 2 of 27 in the series Taqleed

The primary source of guidance revealed to mankind from Allah Ta’ala is the Qur’an. The Noble Qur’an in its entirety is a means of guidance for mankind at large. It (Noble Qur’an) comprises of incidents and events of the past nations, scenes of the hereafter, admonishments for the evil-doers and glad-tidings for the pious, etc. […]