Archive for June, 2019

The obligation of adhering to a single Madhhab in all its rulings

The following is an academically written article on the issue of whether the lay Muslim is obliged to adhere to the rulings of any of the Four Sunni Madhhabs (Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi’i and Hanbali) in all of its rulings (ahkam) or not.  It was written by…

19 Jun 2:30 PM 0 Read More...

Why Muslims Follow Madhhabs?

This essay developed from a lecture given in the United States, Canada, and England in 1994 and 1995. On each occasion, questions were taken, some of the most frequent of which have been answered in the subsequent chapters.
 The work of the mujtahid Imams of Sacred Law, those who…

14 Jun 2:00 PM 0 Read More...

Imām al-Shāṭibī’s Argument for the Necessity of Following One Madhhab in its Entirety

Imām al-Shāṭibī’s Argument for the Necessity of Following One Madhhab in its Entirety
Compiled by: Mufti Zameelur Rahman
Imām Abū Isḥāq al-Shāṭibī (d. 790) makes a powerful uṣūlī argument in his al-Muwāfaqāt for the necessity of following one…

10 Jun 2:00 PM 0 Read More...

Imam al-Mizzi, his brief incarceration and the Khalq af’al al-Ibad of Imam al-Bukhari

In this updated article the following issues have been addressed in confutation of the claims circulated by certain individuals who are noted to be self-declared contemporary “Salafis” in creed (Aqida):

i) That al-Hafiz Jamalud-Din al-Mizzi (d. 742 AH) was incarcerated for apparently levelling takfir (excommunication of…

06 Jun 7:00 PM 8 Read More...

Proofs for the Hanafi Procedure of Salat al-‘Id

Proofs for the Hanafi Procedure of

Salat al-‘Id
Hadith One: A Sahih Marfoo‘ Hadith
Near the end of his Sharh Ma‘ani al-Athar (2:371, Maktabah Haqqaniyyah), Imam al-Tahawi (d. 321 H) narrates:
علي بن عبد الرحمن ويحيى بن عثمان قد حدثانا قالا: ثنا عبد الله بن يوسف عن يحيى بن حمزة قال: حدثني وضين بن عطاء أن القاسم أبا عبد الرحمن حدثه قال: حدثني بعض أصحاب رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال:
صلى بنا النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم يوم عيد، فكبر أربعا أربعا، ثم أقبل علينا بوجهه حين انصرف، فقال: لا تنسوا كتكبير الجنائز، وأشار بأصابعه وقبض إبهامه
Translation

‘Ali ibn ‘Abd al-Rahman and Yahya ibn ‘Uthman narrated to us, they…

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