Understanding Taqlid - by Mufti Muhammad Sajaad

This is the 2nd edition of a short work on what precisely  is Taqlid (following of qualified scholarship of the most highest rank) as explained on the basis of statements from the major sources of Islamic law (Shari’a) as well as a number of legal edicts (fatawa)  from a…

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How the Hanafi Madhhab spread through the Muslim lands

Shaykh Abdal Hayy al-Lucknawi (d. 1886 CE) mentioned the following anecdote from the 10th century scholar known as Shaykh Mahmūd b. Sulaymān al-Kafawī (d. 990 AH/1582 CE) as quoted from his Aʿlām al-Akhyār:
The knowledge of our eponym, Abū Hanīfa…

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The Differences in the Description of Prayer between the Salafī Scholars

Introduction

 For quite a while, very deceiving tactics have been utilised by the non-Madhhabīs (also known as Salafiyyah) over the past few decades to lure people into their sect. The most prominent of these tactics is to have the unsuspecting public thinking that having differences of opinion in…

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Should men place the hands on the chest in Salah?

This is a  section from al-I’lam bi-takbir al-musalli bi makan wad’il yadayn ba’d takbiratul ihram by the Saudi based writer known as  Khalid al-Shaya  – [a student of the late Saudi Mufti – Abdal Aziz ibn Baz (d. 1999 CE) and the late Yemeni writer…

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Imam al Tahawi on Performing Farḍh behind someone praying Nafl

Translator’s preface

The following is an excerpt translated from the chapter: ‘A person performing Farḍh (obligatory prayer) behind one praying Nafl (supererogatory prayer)’, of Imām Abū Ja‘far al-Ṭaḥāwī’s[1] masterpiece; Sharḥ Ma‘ānī ‘l-Āthār[2]. This is also the opinion upheld…

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