Posts Tagged ‘fiqh’

Nur al-Idah: The Light of Clarification – by Imam Shurunbulali (d.1069AH)

This is a translation of Nur al-Idah, A Classical Manual of Islamic jurisprudence.  It was translated from the Arabic with Commentary and Notes by Shaykh Wesam Charkawi.

Nur al-Idah is principally a Hanafi text which includes vast areas of jurisprudence, namely, the rulings pertaining to worship. It leaves…

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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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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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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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Imam Ibn ‘Abd al-Barr (d. 463 AH) on the meaning of Bid’ah

The Maliki scholar Al Hafiz Ibn ‘Abd al-Barr (d.463 AH) in his work الاستذكار writes:
وَأَمَّا قَوْلُ عُمَرَ نِعْمَتِ الْبِدْعَةُ فِي لِسَانِ الْعَرَبِ اخْتِرَاعُ مَا لَمْ يَكُنْ وَابْتِدَاؤُهُ فَمَا كَانَ مِنْ ذَلِكَ فِي الدِّينِ خِلَافًا لِلسُّنَّةِ الَّتِي مَضَى عَلَيْهَا الْعَمَلُ فَتِلْكَ بِدَعَةٌ لَا خَيْرَ فِيهَا وَوَاجِبٌ ذَمُّهَا وَالنَّهْيُ عَنْهَا وَالْأَمْرُ بِاجْتِنَابِهَا وَهِجْرَانُ مُبْتَدِعِهَا إِذَا تَبَيَّنَ لَهُ سُوءُ مَذْهَبِهِ وَمَا كَانَ مِنْ بِدْعَةٍ لَا تُخَالِفُ أَصْلَ الشَّرِيعَةِ وَالسُّنَّةِ فَتِلْكَ نِعْمَتِ الْبِدْعَةُ كَمَا قَالَ عُمَرُ لِأَنَّ أَصْلَ مَا فَعَلَهُ سُنَّةٌ
وَكَذَلِكَ قَالَ عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ عُمَرَ فِي صَلَاةِ الضُّحَى وَكَانَ لَا يَعْرِفُهَا وَكَانَ يَقُولُ وَلِلضُّحَى صلاة
وذكر بن أبي شيبة عن بن عُلَيَّةَ عَنِ الْجَرِيرِيِّ عَنِ الْحَكَمِ عَنِ الْأَعْرَجِ قال سألت بن عُمَرَ عَنْ صَلَاةِ الضُّحَى فَقَالَ بِدْعَةٌ وَنِعْمَتِ الْبِدْعَةُ
وَقَدْ قَالَ تَعَالَى حَاكِيًا عَنْ أَهْلِ الكتاب (ورهبانية ابتدعوها ما كتبنها عليهم إلا ابتغاء رضوان الله الحديد 27
وَأَمَّا ابْتِدَاعُ الْأَشْيَاءِ مِنْ أَعْمَالِ الدُّنْيَا فَهَذَا لَا حَرَجَ فِيهِ وَلَا عَيْبَ عَلَى فَاعِلِهِ
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As for the saying of Umar رضي الله عنه  “What a good innovation this is”, in the language of the Arabs it…

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