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March 2011

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

This entry is part 20 of 27 in the series Taqleed

The seventh problem is that some people will reject ijtihaad totally. They will feel that there is no need for making ijtihaad. Instead, if any problematic situation arises, one should refer directly to the Qur’an and Hadith in finding a solution, since Allah Ta’ala commands in the Qur’an: (If you dispute in any matter then […]

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

This entry is part 19 of 27 in the series Taqleed

The sixth problem is that a person who does not strictly adhere to one mazhab and instead randomly chooses the verdict of those Imaams whom he deems correct, at times opposes all mazhabs. Hence, his ibaadat is rendered null and void according to all the Imaams. Consider the situation where a person wishes to follow […]

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

This entry is part 18 of 27 in the series Taqleed

The fifth problem is that at times due to not confining oneself to one mazhab, a person will commit the serious crime of contradicting the consensus of the Sahaabah (Radiyallahu Anhum) and the entire Ummah of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam). The Qur’anic injunctions, as well as the Ahaadith are explicit with regards to the severity […]

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

This entry is part 17 of 27 in the series Taqleed

The fourth problem is that if the masses are allowed to follow at random whatever they believe to be correct or whoever they feel is on the correct opinion, it will eventually result in many people following their own whims and desires. Most people when faced with a problematic situation opt to follow the opinion […]