Saturday, March 10, 2007

AUDIO: School of What? The History of Madhabs In Islam


by Mufti Abdur Rahman Ibn Yusuf.

I still have the Following A Madhhab Starter Kit PDF available
HERE, but I found the lecture & Q/A above very beneficial as well Mash’Allah. Mufti Sahib even touches on the complications and deficiencies of anti-madhhabism. Personally, I still don’t understand how people “choose” not to follow a madhhab, or how people change from praying Hanafi stylee to the “Albani” way with the logic that the Hanafi salat is based on weak athar. It’s like waving byebye to Usul al-Fiqh and different methodologies the Ulema have worked on over the past 1400 years. Of course, there is no problem if you’re changing your madhhab as a whole or if you take dispensations when need be, but it’s an issue we need to be well learned on as well as careful not to cross the borders of talfiq (valid/invalid mixing). Fiqh is such a beautiful and intricate subject, and it stinks that we cheapen it the way we do. Khair, may Allah reward Mufti sahib and bring about more Mufti Abdur Rahman’s who try their best to educate the masses Insh’Allah.

Some more on what I was referring to above:

Objection to Following Another Madhab Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Wa’Allahu Alim