This is the ruling of the 4 schools of thought viz. Malikiyah, Shafi’eyah and Hanafiyah and one riwayah (narration) from Imâm Ahmed. They have drawn their conclusions from the following proofs:
PROOFS FROM THE QUR’AN
Allah Ta’ala says:
“And those who guard their private parts save from their wives and those (slave-girls) which their right hands own – so there is no blame upon them. Then whoever seeks beyond that (which is lawful), they are the transgressors.’’ (Surah Al-Muminuun, Ayah 5 and 6.) Read more... (933 words, estimated 3:44 mins reading time)
Hazrat Ibn Abbaas R.A. reports that a woman hazrat Um Saleem R.A, once came to the Messenger of Allah and said: ‘O Rasulullah Sal’am (my husband) Abu Talha and his son had gone to perform Haj, and left me behind.’ Rasulullah Sal’am replied: ‘O Um Saleem, to perform one umrah in the month of Ramadhaan is equal in reward of a Haj in my company’. This is not the only hadith in which it is stated that the reward of an umrah in Ramadhaan is the same as Haj in the company of Rasulullah Sal’am. Read more... (427 words, estimated 1:42 mins reading time)
The first and foremost test of the correctness of a hadith relates to the credibility of its narrators. This scrutiny is carried out on two scores: firstly, examination of the integrity and honesty of a narrator, and secondly, examination of his memory power. Read more... (768 words, estimated 3:04 mins reading time)
Imam Abu Hanifah & Knowledge of Hadith
(11) He is also accused of having few Ahadith, or a weak knowledge of Hadith.
This baseless accusation follows from lack of proper knowledge and prejudice. In fact, great scholars agreed that he was excellent in the science of fiqh and the science of Hadith too. They are not only the Hanafi ulama but also ulama of other schools of thought. We present remarks of some of them. Read more... (740 words, estimated 2:58 mins reading time)
The question then arises why choose an imam from only the four although there have been many mujtahids? There were: Sufyan Thawri, Awz’ai, Abdullah ibn Mubarak, Ishaq ibn Rahuyah, Imam Bukhari, Ibn Abu Layla, Ibn Shabramah, Hasan ibn Salih, and scores of others.
The reason is that their juristic teachings are not compiled together. If they had been arranged as the teachings of others are then surely their taqleed would have been allowed too. Neither we have their rulings in book form nor are there ulama representing them. Allamah Abdur Rauf Munadi cites Hafiz Zahabi as saying:
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Each Surah of the Holy Quran is divided into several sections known as Rukus. A Ruku consists of a number of
aayats all of which deal with one topic. There are 540 Rukus in The Holy Quran.
The Rukus of The Holy Quran were not to be found in the time of Nabi Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wasallam, nor in the time of the Sahaaba radhiyallahu anhum.
Around the 4th century of the Hijri calendar the Ulema of Bukhara, Russia divided the entire Quran into 540 Rukus for Taraaweeh purposes. Read more... (221 words, estimated 53 secs reading time)