The Legal Status Of Following A Madhab

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Muhammed Taqi Usmani
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 82 | Size: 1.5 MB

The Nature of Taqleed, The Concept of Taqleed in the Qur’an Taqleed in the Sunnah, The Era of the Companions and Absolute Taqleed Taqleed of an Individual during the Time of the Companions and their Followers, The Need for Following a Particular Imam Taqleed of an Individual Why the Four Schools of Thought, The Different Levels of Taqleed, The Taqleed of the Lay Person, The Taqleed of an Expert Scholar, The Taqleed of a Scholar who is a Mujtahid in his School, The Taqleed of an Absolute Mujtahid, Responses to Doubts Raised Against Taqleed, The Following of Forefathers is Condemned in the Qur’an, The Condemnation of Taqleed of Savants and Sages, The Hadith of Adi ibn Hatim, Radi-Allahu anhu, The Statement of Abdullah ibn Mas’ood, Radi-Allahu anhu, The Statements of Mujtahid Imams Themselves, How Does a Lay Person Recognize a Mujtahid Is Taqleed a Defect?, The Taqleed of an Individual and Following one’s Whims and Fancies, The Taqleed of an Individual and New Issues The Hanafi School of Thought and Ahadith Imam Abu Hanifa and his Knowledge of Hadith, Inertia in Taqleed.

Table of Contents

TRANSLATOR’S INTRODUCTION ……………. 4
PROLOGUE ……………. 5
THE NATURE OF TAQLEED ……………. 7
The concept of Taqleed in the Quran …………….. 11
Verse Number 1: ……………. 11
Verse Number 2. ……………. 13
Verse Number 3 …………….. 14
Verse Number 4. ……………. 15
Taqleed in the Sunnah ……………. 17
THE ERA OF THE COMPANIONS AND ABSOLUTE TAQLEED ……………. 22
THE NEED FOR FOLLOWING A PARTICULAR IMAM ……………. 35
The Taqleed of an Individual ……………. 35
Why The Four Schools of Thought? ……………. 43
The Different Levels of Taqleed ……………. 46
The Taqleed of the lay person ……………. 46
The Taqleed of an expert scholar ……………. 50
The Taqleed of an absolute Mujtahid …………….. 57
RESPONSES TO DOUBTS RAISED AGAINST TAQLEED. ……………. 59
The Following of Forefathers is Condemned in the Qur’an ……………. 59
The Condemnation of Taqleed of Savants and Sages ……………. 60
The Hadith of ‘Adi Ibn Hatim RA ……………. 62
The Statement of Abdullah ibn Mas’ood RA ……………. 63
The Statements of Mujtahid Imams themselves ……………. 63
How does a lay person recognise a Mujtahid ……………. 66
Is Taqleed a defect? ……………. 67
The Taqleed of an individual and following one’s whims and fancies ……. 68
The Taqleed of an individual and new issues ……………. 69
The Hanafi School of Thought and Ahadith ……………. 69
Imam Abu Hanifa and his knowledge of Hadith ……………. 74
Inertia in Taqleed ……………. 77
THE FINAL WORD ……………. 79

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