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January 2011

Refer to the Experts

This entry is part 9 of 27 in the series Taqleed

In regard to worldly affairs, the principle “refer to the experts of the field” is quite common. If a person intends constructing a triple story mansion, he will first contact an architect to draw out the plans. He will thereafter hire the services of an engineer as well as a contractor to put up the […]

Is Taqleed-e-Shakhsi (following one specific person) supported from the Hadith

This entry is part 8 of 27 in the series Taqleed

It is reported that when Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) dispatched Hadhrat Mu’aaz (Radiyallahu Anhu) to Yemen, he asked him, “What procedure will you adopt when passing decisions in the affairs of the Muslims?” Mu’aaz (Radiyallahu Anhu) replied: “I will decide in accordance to the Qur’an.” Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) then asked him: “If a law […]

Is Taqleed supported by the Ahaadith of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)?

This entry is part 7 of 27 in the series Taqleed

The injunction of Taqleed is supported by many Ahaadith of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam). Hereunder, a few Ahaadith will be presented: In the blessed era of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) Hadhrat Mu’aaz bin Jabal (Radiyallahu Anhu) was nominated as the governor of Yemen by Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam). Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) commanded the people […]

Adab (Respect) in the lives of the Tabi’een

Once, someone asked Imaam Abu Hanifah (Rahmatullahi Alayh) as to who was greater between Aswad and ‘Alqamah, both students of Ibn Mas’ood (Radiyallahu Anhu). Imaam Abu Hanifah (Rahmatullahi Alayh) answered saying: “The status of Aswad and ‘Alqamah are so lofty, that I am not even worthy of taking their names. How do you expect me […]

Adab (Respect) in the lives of the Sahaabah

Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned: After the demise of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam), Hadhrat Abu Bakr (Radiyallahu Anhu) was appointed as the khaleefah. It was noticed that whenever Hadhrat Abu Bakr (Radiyallahu Anhu) ascended the mimbar of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) to deliver the khutbah, he always sat on the second step of […]