What is a Madhhab? Why is it necessary to follow one?

The word madhhab is derived from an Arabic word meaning "to go" or "to take as a way", and refers to a mujtahid's choice in regard to a number of interpretive possibilities in deriving the rule of Allah from the primary texts of the Qur'an and hadith on a particular question. In a larger sense, a madhhab represents the entire school of thought of a particular mujtahid Imam, such as Abu Hanifa, Malik, Shafi'i, or Ahmad--together with many first-rank scholars that came after each of these in their respective schools, who checked their evidences and refined and upgraded their work.

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E Enjte, 27 Gusht 2009, 14:33Shkruan: Nuh Ha Mim Keller

Introduction to Islam

Islam and Muslims

The word "Islam" is an Arabic word which means "submission to the will of God". This word comes from the same root as the Arabic word "salam", which means "peace". As such, the religion of Islam teaches that in order to achieve true peace of mind and surety of heart, one must submit to God and live according to His Divinely revealed Law.

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E Enjte, 27 Gusht 2009, 14:29Shkruan: Abu Yusuf Daniel Masters Abu Maryam Isma'il Kaka Abu Iman Robert Squires

Ruling on kissing one’s wife in front of the children

What amount of affection can a husband and wife display in front of their children. Can they hug, kiss lightly, hold hands in front of their children?.

Answer :

Praise be to Allaah.

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E Enjte, 27 Gusht 2009, 13:25

Shaykh Murabtal Haaj’s Fatwa on Following One of the Four Accepted Madhhabs

In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate.

Amongst the most important replies that I have given, is my reply concerning the one who has deviated to the point where he censures the importance of studying the branches [furu'] of jurisprudence, and we seek refuge in Allah from the deviation of such a wandering deviant. Would that he simply had claimed independent reasoning (ijtihad) for himself only, and Allah is his reckoner, but abandoned the call of Muslims to leave that which is incumbent upon them. In our reply to such a one, we make mention what the scholars of the methodological bases of Islamic jurisprudence (usuli’un) and the Imams of jurisprudence themselves have said about such a matter.

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E Enjte, 27 Gusht 2009, 13:21Shkruan: Murabtal Haaj Mauritania,

The basis of our civilization

From the very outset, Muslim civilization was built on foundations supplied by ideology alone. It has never had anything to do with the concepts of race or nation, and so it lacks the cement of racial or national homogeneity which was and is so decisive a factor in all other civilizations. Ours has always been an ideological civilization - with the Law of the Qur'an and its source and, more then that, as its only historical justification.

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E Enjte, 27 Gusht 2009, 13:18Shkruan: By: Muhammad Asad

The Globalization of Muslim Environmentalism

Islam is a religion that was born in the desert, and as such the first Muslims seem to have had a keen sense of the fragile balance that existed in the harsh ecosystem that made their lives possible. This awareness is abundantly reflected in the Qur’an, which contains many references to water and other vital natural resources and lays down clear guidelines for their conservation and equitable distribution.

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E Enjte, 27 Gusht 2009, 13:16Shkruan: Richard C. Foltz, Concordia University

Understanding the Four Madhabs the problem with anti-madhhabism [revised edition] © Abdal-Hakim Murad, first published in Q News, the Muslim magazine (then known as Muslim Wise)

The ummah's greatest achievement over the past millennium has undoubtedly been its internal intellectual cohesion. From the fifth century of the Hijra almost to the present day, and despite the outward drama of the clash of dynasties, the Sunni Muslims have maintained an almost unfailing attitude of religious respect and brotherhood among themselves. It is a striking fact that virtually no religious wars, riots or persecutions divided them during this extended period, so difficult in other ways.

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E Enjte, 27 Gusht 2009, 13:13

What Is the Shari`ah?*

Man-God Relationship

To understand the essence of the Shari`ah, one must understand the relationship between man and God that Islam lays down. There is no god but One God; Muhammad is the Prophet of God: This simple sentence is the bedrock of the Islamic creed.

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E Enjte, 27 Gusht 2009, 13:12

Who or what is a Salafi? Is his approach valid? (c) Nuh Ha Mim Keller (1995)

The word salafi or "early Muslim" in traditional Islamic scholarship means someone who died within the first four hundred years after the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace), including scholars such as Abu Hanifa, Malik, Shafi'i, and Ahmad ibn Hanbal. Anyone who died after this is one of the khalaf or "latter-day Muslims"

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E Enjte, 27 Gusht 2009, 13:11

Islam and the Civil State

Diversity of the Prophetic Actions

Actions of the Prophet as an Imam

Creating the Civil State

The relationship between the universal and legal, between the religious and positive laws in our culture, all come to the forefront in relation to issues that require further discussion and examination. This process should be accompanied by a new perspective which is capable of generating a new vision that takes us away from the narrow spaces of contradiction and discord to the vastness of harmony and integration.

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E Enjte, 27 Gusht 2009, 13:09Shkruan: Saadedine El`Othmani **

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