• What is a Madhhab? Why is it necessary to follow one?

    What is a Madhhab? Why is it necessary to follow one?

    The word madhhab is derived from an Arabic word meaning "to go" or "to take as a way", and refers to a mujtahid's choice in regard to a number of interpretive possibilities in deriving the rule of Allah from the primary texts of the Qur'an and hadith on a particular question. In a larger sense, a madhhab repr...

  • Clarifying the Maxim: Our Madhhab is Correct and Possibly Incorrect

    Clarifying the Maxim: Our Madhhab is Correct and Possibly Incorrect

    Clarifying the Maxim: Our Madhhab is Correct and Possibly Incorrect While the Madhhab of Others is Incorrect and Possibly Correct. By Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwāmah[1] Translated by Muntasir Zaman Objection: The following maxim is often quoted in the books of Fiqh: Our madhhab is correct and possibly incorrec...

  • Laying the Foundation: A Historical Analysis of Kūfah’s Academic Development

    Laying the Foundation: A Historical Analysis of Kūfah’s Academic Development

    Translator’s Preface The profound influence ones environment has in shaping his personality, worldview, and knowledge is a universally accepted fact. It is as the age-old proverb goes, “Tell me the company you keep, and I will tell you who you are.” As such, to appreciate the early Muslim scholars of ...

  • Chronological List of Prominent Hanafi Jurists - English

    Chronological List of Prominent Hanafi Jurists - English

    Chronological List of Prominent Hanafi Jurists The importance of knowing the dates of birth/death of the scholars cannot be stressed enough. For one, it saves a researcher from obvious blunders and inaccurate referencing. Many a times, several scholars or books share the same name but are from entirely diff...

  • Simple Words That Produced Great Men

    Simple Words That Produced Great Men

    Translator’s Preface “Your handwriting resembles that of the hadith scholars,” said al-Birzālī. These words resonated well with Muhammad ibn Ahmad such that it instilled within him the desire to pursue the science of hadith. [1] He went on to author countless works, assume lofty academic positions, a...

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What is a Madhhab? Why is it necessary to follow one?

What is a Madhhab? Why is it necessary to follow one?

The word madhhab is derived from an Arabic word meaning “to go” or “to take as a…

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