Archive for March, 2018

Who are The Blind Followers? Why is Taqlid necessary?

This is a book by  Shaykh Abu Usamah from South Africa.  It covers several major unfounded doubts in the minds of many concerning the issues of following a madhhab (School of Islamic Law).

The book is in question and answer format which makes it easier to comprehend. A lot of…

27 Mar 2:00 PM 0 Read More...

Hanafi, Shafi’i or “Muhammadi”?

We are often faced with the question: “Why do you follow Imam Abu Hanifah, Imam Malik or Imam Shafi’i etc (rahimahumullah)?

Aren’t we supposed to follow Sayyiduna Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)?

A unique perspective 

My Respected Teacher, Al-Muhaddith Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (may Allah protect him and keep…

23 Mar 1:00 PM 0 Read More...

Who Knows Better?

Some contemporaries, who degrade the Fiqh of the four Imams and their followers, actually do so because they view legitimate “difference of opinion” as evil. This is the reason for which they keep harping on the fact that we need to follow the Quran and Sunnah and not any of…

20 Mar 2:00 PM 0 Read More...

From Our Perspective (part 1)

In the recent past, due to several reasons, there has been a significant shift in the channel of Islamic information in our societies.
In the past, our system of information was in line with the ancient methods; that is to acquire Islamic knowledge from heart to heart. This was done…

16 Mar 1:00 PM 0 Read More...

Taqlid of the Mujtahid Imams: Shaykh Kiranawi’s reply to Ibn al Qayyim

The following work is an English translation of a treatise known as al-Din al-Qayyim by Shaykh Habib Ahmad al-Kiranawi of India, it was originally written in Arabic as a riposte to Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya (d. 751 AH) of Damascus, on the latter’s treatment and claims…

13 Mar 3:00 PM 3 Read More...