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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

This entry is part 16 of 27 in the series TaqleedThe 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, […]

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

This entry is part 15 of 27 in the series TaqleedThe 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 […]

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

This entry is part 14 of 27 in the series Taqleed

This entry is part 14 of 27 in the series TaqleedIf 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 […]

The Status of Taqleed

This entry is part 13 of 27 in the series Taqleed

This entry is part 13 of 27 in the series TaqleedQ: 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 […]

Following one of the Four Imaams of Fiqh

This entry is part 12 of 27 in the series Taqleed

This entry is part 12 of 27 in the series TaqleedQ: 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 […]