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  • The math-hab of 'Eesa (Jesus) and Al-Mahdi, may Allaah exalt their mention Date: 26-12-2015

    Assalaamu 'alaikum. A brother, when told that it is not haram to follow one of the four madhaahib without going to extremes for a person who is not a mujtahid (person who has the knowledge needed to practice ijtihaad [indenpendent reasoning]) or competent 'alim and that the majority of the scholars followed a specific madhhab,chargingly asked,"So what.. More

  • Following a different Mathhab in certain issues Date: 17-9-2014

    Asa-almulaykum I am a muslim & I follow the Shafi madhab. However, is it permissible to use another madhab for certain things? e.g. Imam Shafi says that my wudhu (as a female) is invalid when a man touches me (even if it my husband by accident). Whereas Imaam Hanafi, says that if the touch was not intentional (or any sexual desire behind it) then.. More

  • Praying behind an Imaam who ate camel meat and did not repeat his Wudhoo’ Date: 5-5-2014

    Assalaam 'Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuh. May Allah bless you. Please assist me with the following issue that has caused me some concern and left me unsure of what to do. The situation is as follows: Person X follows the opinion that camel meat nullifies wudhu, while Person Y follow the opinion that camel meat doesn't nullify wudhu. Person Y.. More

  • Following scholars who follow a Mathhab Date: 15-3-2014

    assalam mu alaikum sheikh i am an ahle hadith living in india people here in india have different madhabs mostly they are the followers of hanafi madhab when we ahl hadith go to them and say about quran and sunnah and to the understanding of salaf they criticize us by saying you are gair muqallid...and you people have just come couple of centuries before.. More

  • Acting in opposition to one's own Mathhab in certain issues Date: 7-1-2014

    Can a woman of Hanafi Madhab escape from paying zakat on gold ornaments of personal use taking advantage of opinions of other madhabs like Malei or Hambali? .. More

  • How the Muslim layman chooses a scholar to follow Date: 7-4-2013

    A layman Muslim should follow the opinion of an aalim (scholar) whose KNOWLEDGE and RELIGIOUS COMMITMENT he trusts the most in cases of scholarly differences. Now I have following interrelated questions: 1) How to choose an aalim(scholar)?In other words – How can a LAYMAN muslim know that person ‘ABC’ is religiously committed and knowledgeable.. More

  • The authentic books of the Maaliki School Date: 16-3-2013

    Pls,could you give me a list of all the authentic figh books in the maliki madhab .. More

  • Taqleed is not prohibited totally Date: 8-9-2005

    As a revert to Islam I have been trying hard to ensure that I follow only the authentic Sunnah of Rasulallah, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, and to leave off any practice that I have over the past years adopted which I have found to have been based on fabricated Hadeeth or innovations. With regard to this I would like to ask 2 questions. 1).. More

  • Wants to select a Madhab Date: 28-2-2005

    I have two questions: 1) Is it permissible for me to lead the prayer in the home with my mother and younger sisters. And how would this be carried out? 2) I have grown up following no particular Madhab, my family are Ahl Hadeeth, but now I would like to learn more about Islam and I do not know where to acquire my knowledge.. More

  • Strictly following a particular school of thought Date: 7-2-2005

    I am staying in a country where the people follow Madhab Hanafi. Here people do not pray behind Salafi so can we pray according to Madhab Hanafi or Sunnah? .. More

  • Following one of four Imams (Madhabs) Date: 22-11-2004

    What is the stand on following one of the 4 Imams in Fiqh, such as Imam Abu Hanifa?.. More

  • Followers of the four Imams Date: 22-11-2004

    Please inform us about the following things:Did the Authors of al-Kutub al-Sittah ( Bukhari , Muslim , etc.) follow the school of thought of any Imam (Shafi'e, Maliki, Hambali, Hanafi, etc.)? If yes, what school did they follow?Please provide the reference look that quotes the Imams saying that we should follow the correct Hadith whenever we find it,.. More

  • Following a school of thought Date: 22-11-2004

    Is it Fard (necessary) to follow a Madhab?.. More

  • Conflicts with different schools of thought Date: 22-8-2004

    I hope that you all are fine by the Grace of ALLAH. I have few questions that are confusing me. Question 1) I want to inquire why Muslims divided themselves in to different schools of thought and moreover they don't respect each other's opinions. I pray like the Ahl Hadith, but I go to the mosque near my home which follows Hanafi school of thought... More

  • What we should do when the answers conflict Date: 1-6-2004

    When submitting a question and receiving replies from several sites-i.e. when the answers conflict how do we know which one (fatwa) is halal?Many thanks... More