[By Maulana Zameelur Rahman]
(Compiled by Admin)
This page will be regularly updated with answers to questions regarding the issue of Taqleed and following a Madh-hab. Initially, while it is in work-in-development, the questions and answers may be somewhat incomplete, and arranged a little haphazardly.
If there are questions that readers would like answered which haven’t been dealt with yet, they are welcome to post them in the comments section. We will then endeavour, to the best of our ability, to compile answers to those questions insha-Allah. Continue reading
THE MASK RIPPED OPEN BY THEIR OWN HANDS
“Surely, Allah will send for this Ummah at the beginning of every hundred years a person who will revive its religion for it.”
(Hadith from Abu Dawud)
As the dust of time settles from the time of inception of the Madrasah of Deoband, and the widespread appreciation of the legacy of that institute continues to consolidate itself throughout the world, it has become manifestly clear that the names of the Ulama of that institute have become indelibly engraved within our scholarly tradition as Mujaddids of recent times - those whom Allah (azza wa jal) sends periodically in order to renew the original pristine teachings of the Deen.
Authoritative scholars from the Arab lands, of the stature of Allamah Zahid al-Kawthari and Shaykh Abdul Fattah Ghuddah, who were well-acquainted with the state of scholarship around the world, have even ventured as far as averring explicitly that the sciences of the Sunnah would have disappeared completely were it not for the revival work that Allah (azza wa jal) had brought about through the Ulama of Deoband.
(see here for a sample of honest and detailed appraisals from such scholars:
And amongst the Ulama of Deoband, Shaykh Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi alayh) holds a unique rank, and is regarded by this august group as Mujaddid-e-millat (Mujaddid of the Nation) and Hakeemul Ummat (the physician of the Ummah). Continue reading
(Compiled from various sources)
In this short article, we shall, Insha-Allah, demonstrate that the Mawlood practices in vogue are bid’ah sayyiah (evil innovation) according to the Shariah even on the basis of just one principle of Fiqh that is accepted unanimously by the Fuqaha – the Authorities of the Shariah. That Principle of the Shariah is: