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February, 2011

  • 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 …

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  • 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 …

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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 …

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  • 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 …

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  • 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 …

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