(Draft Article) Following a Madhab (School of Islamic Jurisprudence)

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By a member of the MuslimAnswers.net Team

بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيم

I was requested to write something about why I took up a school of jurisprudence after many years of being a Ghayr Muqallid. I have to admit that I do not have a very inspiring personal narrative, but I wish to counterbalance this deficiency by relating the specific points that in one way or the other lead to this change. I do admit that many of these points are discussed in the writings of others in a much better way, but I wanted to pinpoint what I thought were the important arguments for me. Continue reading

Preliminary Notes on ‘Imam Abu Hanifa’s ‘Fiqh al-Akbar Explained’

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Notes on ‘Imam Abu Hanifa’s ‘Fiqh al-Akbar Explained’ [Original book only in hardcopy, can be purchased from: http://www.whitethreadpress.com/?p=110%5D

Translator’s Introduction

o    Allah is unique in His characteristics. Simple enough to understand, but we can discuss more on this by saying that one cannot say that His characteristics can be separated from His Essence (as the Christians say concerning their concept of a ‘triune God’). Continue reading