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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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…

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Answering The Claim That Imam Abu Hanifa Advocated 8 Rak'ats Taraweeh

The following treatise is a response to two bloggers known as Abu Khuzaimah Ansaari (alias – Imran Masoom[1]) and his colleague, Abu Hibban (alias – Kamran Malik), from Birmingham, England.[2]The duo put out a calamitous claim in the name of the great and truly accepted Salafi Imam of his…

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Is Salatul Taraweeh 8 or 20 rak'ats in Ramadan?

The following treatise by Dr. Abul Hasan Hussain Ahmed is probably the most in-depth research and defence in English of the major proofs to establish the view that in the time of the Companions (Sahaba) they prayed 20 rak’ats of Salatul Taraweeh in congregation.  Hence, this…

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