Imam Qāsim ibn Quṭlūbughā on how to determine the preponderant view (tarjīḥ) in the Hanafi Madhhab

The following discussion and verdict of the foremost Hanafi jurist and Hadith scholar of his age known as Imam Qāsim ibn Quṭlūbughā (d. 879 AH) has been extracted and presented here from the recently published work entitled, ‘Rule-Formulation and Binding Precedent in the Madhhab-Law Tradition…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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