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February, 2011

  • 9 February

    Following one of the Four Imaams of Fiqh

    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). …

  • 5 February

    Are there any Mujtahids in this day and age?

    Allamah Shihab Ar-Ramli (Rahmatullahi Alayh) (957 A.H.) states: “The person who has a true understanding of what ijtihaad actually means would feel ashamed before Allah from attributing it to anyone of this day and age. In fact, Ibnus-Salah (643 A.H.) and his followers stated that it had become extinct three …

  • 4 February

    Why are there only four Mazhabs?

    Many great Ulama’ of the past have clearly affirmed that taqleed has become confined to only one of the four mazhabs. In this regard ‘Allamah ‘Abdurrahman Ibn Muhammad Al-Maghribi (808 A.H) writes: “… Taqleed became confined to these four Imams in all the cities of the Muslim world. All the …

January, 2011

  • 24 January

    Refer to the Experts

    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 …

  • 22 January

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

    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 …

  • 12 January

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

    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 …

  • 12 January

    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. …

  • 12 January

    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 …

  • 12 January

    Importance of Adab (Respect) and Righteous Company

    The era of the Sahaabah was the most blessed of eras in the history of Islam. It was an era replete with righteousness and piety. Despite the various means of acquiring Islamic information being non-existent in the time of the Sahaabah viz. the internet, CD’s, Islamic cassettes, radio stations, Islamic …

  • 12 January

    Two Sunnats became the Cause of Embracing Islam

    Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saheb (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned: “Once I met a person who related to me the cause of him embracing Islam.” He explained: “I took a liking for the topee which I would see the Muslims wearing. So I also started wearing the topee though till then I …

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