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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Assessing the Status of Imām Abū Hanīfah According to the Methodology of the Hadīth Scholars

Assessing the Status of Imām Abū Hanīfah According to the Methodology of the Hadīth Scholars
By Shaykh Shākir Fayyād
With comments by Shaykh ‘Abd al-Fattāh Abū Ghuddah
Translated by Shaykh Muntasir Zaman
[Translator’s Preface: the following is a summary by Shaykh ‘Abd…

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An investigation (Tahqiq) into the term "Ahlul Hadith"

This booklet explains the meaning of the term “Ahl ul Hadith.” This term is used in many books emanating from different periods. The late author, al-Shaykh al-Muhaddith Habibur Rahman al-A’zami (d. 1992) of India spent his life teaching, writing, as well as editing some major Hadith…

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Shu’ayb al-Arna’ut’s critique of Albani’s comment on Imam Abu Hanifa

Following is a hadith from Sharh Mushkil al-Athar of Imam Abu Ja’far at-Tahawi and Shaykh Shu’ayb al-Arna’ut’s comment on it.

2282: Ahmad bin Dawud – Isma’il bin Salim – Muhammad bin al-Hasan– Abu Hanifa – ‘Ata bin Abi Rabah – Abu Huraira: The Messenger of…

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Al-Sakhawi: Do not follow odd statements about authoritative Imams

A brother recently brought to attention the following quote from Imam Shams ad-Deen as-Sakhawi (d. 902 AH)

ويلتحق بذلك ما وقع بين الأئمة سيما المتخالفين في المناظرات والمباحثات وأما ما أسنده الحافظ أبو الشيخ بن حبان في كتاب السنة له من الكلام في حق بعض الأئمة المقلدين وكذا الحافظ أبو احمد ابن عدي في كأمله والحافظ أبو بكر الخطيب في تأريخ بغداد وآخرون ممن قبلهم كابن أبي شيبة في مصنفه والبخاري والنسائي مما كنت أنزههم عن إيراده مع كونهم مجتهدين ومقاصدهم جميلة فينبغي تجنب اقتفائهم فيه. ولذا عذر بعض القضاة الإعلام من شيوخنا من نسب إليه التحدث ببعضه بل منعنا شيخنا حين سمعنا عليه كتاب ذم الكلام للهروي من الرواية عنه لما فيه من ذلك
 (References to) discussion among religious leaders in debates and research belong into the same category (of subjects which should be passed over in silence). There are some…

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