The Legal Status of Following a Madhab

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Author:Justice Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Dimensions:14 x 22.5 cm (5.5 x 8.9 in)
Publisher:Zam-Zam Publishers
Year of Publication:2001 CE

Here is a lucid exposition of the basic issues of taqlid and ijtihad with answers to routinely raised questions. The approach is academic and non-confrontational. A must read if you want to understand this sometimes hotly debated issue.

The Nature of Taqleed

The Concept of Taqleed in the Qur'an

Taqleed in the Sunnah

The Era of the Companions and Absolute Taqleed

Taqleed of an Individual during the Time of the Companions and their Followers

The Need for Following a Particular Imam

Taqleed of an Individual

Why the Four Schools of Thought

The Different Levels of Taqleed

The Taqleed of the Lay Person

The Taqleed of an Expert Scholar

The Taqleed of a Scholar who is a Mujtahid in his School

The Taqleed of an Absolute Mujtahid

Responses to Doubts Raised Against Taqleed

The Following of Forefathers is Condemned in the Qur'an

The Condemnation of Taqleed of Savants and Sages

The Hadith of Adi ibn Hatim, Radi-Allahu anhu

The Statement of Abdullah ibn Mas'ood, Radi-Allahu anhu

The Statements of Mujtahid Imams Themselves

How Does a Lay Person Recognize a Mujtahid

Is Taqleed a Defect?

The Taqleed of an Individual and Following one's Whims and Fancies

The Taqleed of an Individual and New Issues

The Hanafi School of Thought and Ahadith

Imam Abu Hanifa and his Knowledge of Hadith

Inertia in Taqleed


Justice Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani
  • English
14 x 22.5 cm (5.5 x 8.9 in)
Zam-Zam Publishers
Year of Publication:
2001 CE

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