Skip to main content
7 votes
Accepted

What to do with majority opinions by scholars?

I do not know of any established rules, so this is a matter of opinion. I do not think that the opinion of the majority always translates into the opinion being correct, or the opinion that must be ...
III-AK-III's user avatar
  • 14.7k
6 votes
Accepted

What are basic (osol al fiqh) differences & similarities between the 4 (existing) Legal Sunni Schools: Hanafi, Hanbali, Maliki, & Shafi'i? Charts?

Note that among the "founders" of the four sunni madhabs (you quoted, as one should add the dhahiri school, which still exists to them too) only Imam a-Shafi'i really quoted and recorded his osol (...
Medi1Saif's user avatar
  • 45.6k
5 votes
Accepted

Is it necessary to follow a particular madhab?

Well this very question has been covered several times on the site either directly or indirectly from many perspectives let me give you just an overview on some of the related questions: Can a person ...
Medi1Saif's user avatar
  • 45.6k
5 votes
Accepted

According to the four Sunni schools, is it impermissible to follow an extinct madhhab?

According to the four Sunni schools, it is permissible to follow any school of thought (madhhab) provided that: The sources are the Qur'an or the authenticated Sunnah (depending on the extent of the ...
III-AK-III's user avatar
  • 14.7k
5 votes

Did Muhammad bin idrees ash shafaee make such a statement?

The complete statement of imam a-Shafi'i (see for example wafayat al-a'ayan of ibn Khallikan) is as quoted in the comment of @Kilise: اللَّيْثُ أَفْقَهُ مِنْ مَالِكٍ إِلاَّ أَنَّ أَصْحَابَه لَمْ ...
Medi1Saif's user avatar
  • 45.6k
5 votes
Accepted

Did Muhammad bin idrees ash shafaee make such a statement?

Yes Imam Ash-Shaafi`i said: "Al-Layth is more knowledgeable than Maalik." (p. 524 of al-Shafi`i's Manaqib) He means Maalik Ibn Anas, the Imaam of the people of Al-Madeenah. And there was ...
Muslim_1234's user avatar
  • 4,699
5 votes

Did Imam Ash-Shafei reject some hadith?

I am not sure where this opinion is coming from, and I do not claim that it never existed, but I have not come across it. On the contrary, Ahmad ibn 'Abdul-Wahhāb Ash-Shanqīti in his book Khabar al-...
III-AK-III's user avatar
  • 14.7k
4 votes
Accepted

How many Sunnah and Nafl rak'at one should offer in Jumuah salah according to all the 4 Imaams?

Evidences for sunnah or nafl before the jumu'ah prayer Let's start by some evidences: "Whoever takes a bath on Friday, purifies himself as much as he can, then uses his (hair) oil or perfumes ...
Medi1Saif's user avatar
  • 45.6k
4 votes
Accepted

What does the "Taqlid Period, after the formation of Madhabs and the closing of the gate of ijtihad" refer to?

Maybe not a final answer, I won't add references, as you may find enough in my relevant posts Taqlid isn't per se something haram, as we are always asked to ask people who have more knowledge than we ...
Medi1Saif's user avatar
  • 45.6k
4 votes
Accepted

Is it true that the Prophet Muhammad foretold the birth of Malik ibn Anas?

There's a statement of ibn Taymiyah that the madhab of the people of Medina is the closest to truth (Is this really objective?) - See for example fatwa islamqa #200879 in Arabic. But this doesn't mean ...
Medi1Saif's user avatar
  • 45.6k
3 votes

Why are there different Islamic Schools?

This question is frequently asked. So I just want to give a short point of view. Yes we are all muslims, we are one in deen, one in aqidah. However, we are different in skin colors, races, languages, ...
fikr4n's user avatar
  • 205
3 votes

Is it necessary to follow a particular madhab?

All Praise to Allah Subhanahu wa Taala and blessings of Him be on Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him His family and companions, Why the work of the mujtahid Imams of Sacred Law, those who deduce ...
Syedah's user avatar
  • 2,942
3 votes

Different madhhabs

A madh'hab isn't just some arbitrary collection of rulings that a bunch of people decided to agree on. What follows is a super simplified explanation of the madhahib; the actual details are far more ...
goldPseudo's user avatar
  • 12.5k
2 votes

What are the opinions on moonsigthing as per the classical scholars?

According to the nice book of sheikh al-Bouti called lectures in comparative jurisprudence محاضرات في الفقه المقارن were the first chapter or example is about the issue whether moonsighting at a ...
Medi1Saif's user avatar
  • 45.6k
2 votes

Does the Hanafi madhab allow men to get married to women of the people of the book?

It's permissible under conditions specified in the Qur'an: This day [all] good foods have been made lawful, and the food of those who were given the Scripture is lawful for you and your food is ...
Rebecca J. Stones's user avatar
2 votes
Accepted

In what way does a layperson have no legal school?

First of all, legal schools represent the difference between scholars in Fiqh issues, not theological issues. Normally, in Muslim majority countries, there is almost always a Mufti of the state, or a ...
Ghasan's user avatar
  • 1,457
2 votes

Is the night prayer obligatory or desirable?

There are five fard (obligatory) prayers in Sunni Islam: You have to offer perfectly the five compulsory prayers in a day and night (24 hours), unless you want to pray Nawafil. Sahih al-Bukhari ...
Rebecca J. Stones's user avatar
2 votes

Madhab of the salaf and the 4 madahib (Maliki, Shafi'i, Hanbali, Hanafi)

What does madhhab as-Salaf mean? First saying madhhab(u) as-Salaf as -Saalih is suggesting that the early generations of Muslims had a (single) madhhab which is wrong. Secondly madhhab in the ...
Medi1Saif's user avatar
  • 45.6k
2 votes
Accepted

How are Adhan and Iqama recited in the Ibadi madhhab?

Note that among the Ibadi madhhab there's a difference of opinion between the Ibadi's from al-Mashriq (for example 'Oman) and those from al-Maghrib. I found the following statement from a 'Omani site:...
Medi1Saif's user avatar
  • 45.6k
2 votes

Was the display as deterence of a kidnapping group, killed in crossfire by the Taliban, Islamic?

The Taliban follow the Hanafi madhab, however that is not really relevant as shall be explained later. I would assume that they administered is the punishment for Haraabah since kidnapping could fall ...
UmH's user avatar
  • 29.3k
2 votes
Accepted

How do we reconcile Offensive jihad with the prophetic injunction to not desire an encounter with the enemy?

The Prophet (SAW) said: "Do not desire an encounter with the enemy; but when you encounter them, be firm." This hadith has more around it. See for full narration: https://sunnah.com/bukhari:...
The Z's user avatar
  • 9,777
1 vote

Did abu hanifah say aqeeqah is an innovation?

Such a thing is attributed to Abu Hanifa by various scholars. However it is not authentic or is a misunderstanding of what he meant. He considered it to have been abrogated (and hence only nafl or ...
UmH's user avatar
  • 29.3k
1 vote

Can you declare someone a "kafir" who denies that hijab is a part of Islam?

It depends on what exactly the person says and means by his words. If he knowingly denies a verse of the Quran or invents an interpretation that goes against what is apparent and held by consensus ...
UmH's user avatar
  • 29.3k
1 vote
Accepted

Why does the Shafi'i Madhab permit killing all non Muslim adult males during Jihad?

Ruling on prisoners: Regarding prisoners, the stance of the majority including the four madhabs is that caliph has the right to do with prisoners according to what suits the interest of the Muslims ...
UmH's user avatar
  • 29.3k
1 vote
Accepted

Can I do prayer at this time?

First of all the differences in prayer timings between abu Hanifa and any other school of fiqh are applied -as an option- in each calculation method, the main distinction is the 'Asr prayer time and ...
Medi1Saif's user avatar
  • 45.6k
1 vote

Can I do prayer at this time?

I am not clear what the connection is between Karachi's Islamic University of Sciences calculation method and Abu Hanifa's opinion. None of the jurisprudence schools differ on the calculation ...
III-AK-III's user avatar
  • 14.7k
1 vote

How do no Madhhab sects determine strongest opinion?

Logic or reasoning. Basically, no-madhhab sects consider that it is an individual's responsibility if he has studied the basics of Islamic Law (which are mostly the same across all maddhabs) to ...
The Z's user avatar
  • 9,777

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible