The Four Rak'ats before the Isha prayer: An assessment of its legitimacy

In some of the books of Islamic jurisprudence (Fiqh) there is a mention of the performance of four rak’ats of Salah before the actual obligatory (Fard) four rak’ats of the Isha Salah. This specific number of rak’ats of Salah before the Isha has been designated as being…

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Do I Need To Follow a Madhab?

“Do I Need To Follow a Madhab?”  – Clarification Of a Common Misconception Amongst Muslims –
by Mufti Muhammad Sajaad
Imam Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti (d. 911 AH) said: “The difference found in the four Schools of Islamic law (Hanafi, Shafi, Maliki and Hanbali) in this nation is a huge…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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