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February 2011

The Third Problem that will Arise by Referring Directly to the Qur’an and Hadith

This entry is part 16 of 27 in the series Taqleed

The third problem is that some people will come across certain Ahaadith which have been unanimously abrogated (i.e. according to the consensus of the Sahaabah (Radiyallahu Anhum) and the entire ummah), however due to lack of sufficient knowledge regarding the historical background of the law, they will begin practising upon it. Consider the Hadith which […]

The Second Problem that will Arise by Referring Directly to the Qur’an and Hadith

This entry is part 15 of 27 in the series Taqleed

The second problem is that some people, after independently viewing the laws of the Qur’an and Hadith (with their limited analogy), will begin to deduce underlying factors (‘ilal) upon which rulings are based. Thereafter, they will abrogate many laws of Deen on the basis that the underlying cause that they deduced no more exists. For […]

What is wrong if one Refers to the Qur’an and Hadith Directly?

This entry is part 14 of 27 in the series Taqleed

If one who is not a mujtahid refers to the Qur’an and Hadith directly in order to extract shar’ee laws and find solutions to his problems, he will land himself in clear disaster and encounter many difficulties. It is akin to an ignorant layman trying to find a solution to legal or medical issues by […]

The Status of Taqleed

This entry is part 13 of 27 in the series Taqleed

Q: What is the status of Taqleed (following one of the four Imaams of fiqh) in Deen? e.g. Fardh, Waajib, Sunnah or Mustahab? A: Following one of the four Imaams of fiqh viz. (Imaam Abu Hanifah, Imaam Maalik, Imaam Shafi’ee and Imaam Ahmad [Rahimahumullah]) is waajib–li-ghairihi [1] (compulsory) in Deen. The reason for it receiving […]

Following one of the Four Imaams of Fiqh

This entry is part 12 of 27 in the series Taqleed

Q: Can you please present to me the proofs from the Qur’an and Hadith commanding us to follow one of the four Imaams of fiqh? I believe that we are all followers of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam). Hence Allah Ta’ala obligated us to follow our beloved Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam). Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) has […]