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Clarifying the Issue of Talfiq in Islamic Law – Dr H. A. Hellyer

In their personal lives, are Muslims required to perform taqlid [practice by way of imitation] of only one madhhab [school of law]? If not, when can they go out of the one that they have studied or practiced? Different ulama [scholars] in different madhhabs [schools of law] have different considerations and principles in looking at […]

Do the Differences Between the Legal Schools Render Our Worship Full of Errors?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam aleikum, Why do schools of fiqh contradict themselves to the point that something valid in one school is invalid in another school like wudu after touching a woman for example? If we say that there is valid opinions that could be wrong, wouldn’t that imply that we have […]

A Reader on Following Schools of Thought (Madhabs)

Why Follow a Madhab and How to Choose One What is a Madhhab? Why is it necessary to follow one? Why Muslims Follow Madhhabs? Would you advise individuals to study hadith from al-Bukhari and Muslim on their own? Understanding the Four Madhhabs Shaykh Murabtal Haaj’s Fatwa on Following One of the Four Accepted Madhhabs How […]

Why Is Mixing Between Madhabs (Talfiq) Impermissible When The Earlier Generations Seem To Have Done It?

Answered by Shaykh Gibril Haddad Question: I understand the need of following qualified scholarship however I keep coming across a trend when I read about the earlier generations. It seems that the common masses would consult the scholars if they were unaware of a ruling however I can’t see any specification involved. What I mean […]

Can a Hanafi Follow the Shafi’i Opinion on Joining Prayers When Traveling?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Scenario: Employers send one to a intense training program which is to run for three days (excluding the day one arrives and leaves), the training centre is beyond 50 miles. One finds it is difficult to pray on time and decides to follow the shafi madhab concerning joining prayers […]