ITIKAAF – SECLUSION IN THE MASJID


Dawah & Tabligh, Virtues of Ramadan (Fazail e Aamaal)

The meaning of ‘I’tikaaf’ is to seclude oneself in the Mosque, with the express intention (Niyyat)of ‘I’tikaaf’. According to the Hanafi school of thought, this may be of three different types:

a) Waajib I’tikaaf (Obligatory I’tikaaf)
I’tikaaf becomes compulsory when a person makes it obligatory upon himself. For example, when a person makes a vow to Allah that if Allah fulfils a certain wish of his, he shall perform so many days ‘I’tikaaf’, in this case, the moment his wish is fulfilled, the I’tikaaf becomes compulsory. Or a person may just make an unconditional vow, whereby he makes I’tikaaf Waajib upon himself for a certain number of days; this becomes obligatory for him from that moment onwards.

August 20, 2011

JOINING TWO SALAAH


Hadith & Seerah, The Teachings of the Holy Prophet, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS)

Hadrat ‘Abdullah bin Mas’ud (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that he never saw the Messenger of ALLAH (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) observe a Salaah out of its proper time with the exception of two, the sunset (Maghrib Salaah) and the night Salaah (Isha Salaah), which he combined, and the dawn Salaah (Fajar Salaah) which he observed that day (i.e. at Muzdalifa) before its proper time. [Bukhari, Muslim]

Hadrat ‘Abdullah – bin ‘Umar (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated to have said that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) combined the sunset (Maghrib Salaah) and the night (Isha Salaah) Salaah. [Bukhari]

March 29, 2010

Chapter 09 DOUBTS & OBJECTIONS ON TAQLEED Part 10


Fiqh, The Legal Status of Following a Madhab

Hanafis & Observance of Hadith

(10) It is also argued that the Hanafis rely on weak Ahadith. But, this is wrong. The correct answer is that their books must be examined to find out the truth. The following are some of those books.

  • Sharah Ma’ani al-Aathar, (Tahawi)
  • Fath al-Qadeer, (Ibn Numan)
  • Nasb ar Rayah, (Zayl’ee)
  • Al-Jawhar an Naqi, (Mardini)
  • Umdatul Qari, (Ayni)
  • Fath alMulhim, (Uthmani)
  • Bazlal Jamhud, (Saharanpuri)
  • Ala us Sunan, (Zafar Ahmad Uthmani)
  • Ma’arifus-Sunan, (Binnori)
  • Fayd ul-Bari, Sharah Saheeh Bukhari

Nevertheless, we do point out some basic points in brief.

August 18, 2008

Chapter 08 DIFFERENT LEVELS OF TAQLEED Part 3


Fiqh, The Legal Status of Following a Madhab

Taqleed For The Mujtahid in His Mazhab

He is a mujtahid who abides by the method of deduction of the absolute mujtahid, and is also qualified to deduce specified issues under that method directly from the Qur’an and sunnah and aathar. Thus, many such mujtahids do differ from their absolute mujtahid on many branch commands or their details, but continue to be their muqallid. Examples are: Abu Yusuf, and Imam Muhammad in the Hanafi school, Imam Muzani and Abu Thawr, among the Shafi’ees, Suhnun and Ibn al-Qasim among the Maalikis, and Ibrahim al-Harabi and Abu Bakr al-Athram among the Hanbalis.

August 18, 2008

Chapter 05 TAQLEED OF INDIVIDUAL IN TIMES OF SAHABAH AND TABI’EEN Part 5


Fiqh, The Legal Status of Following a Madhab

It is reported by many of the tabi’een that they had chosen to follow one or another Sahabi. Here are the examples:

Imam Sha’bi said:

“To whom it pleases to gain authority in judgement let him adopt the sayings of Umar RA.” (I’lam al-Muqi’een, Ibn al-Qayyim v1 p15)

Sayyidina Mujahid said:

“When people disagree about an affair, see how Sayyidina Umar acted. Thus, follow him.” (I’lam al-Muqi’een, Ibn al-Qayyim v1 p15)

Imam A’mash said about Ibrahim Nakh’ee:

August 18, 2008