Should A Muslim Follow A Particular Madhhab?

(5 customer reviews)
Item Code: 595

630 PKR


Author: Muhammad Sultan Al-Ma’soomi
Publisher: Darussalam
Pages: 79
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9960-717-13-5

About the Book: In this book, the author has widely described the main principle of Taqleed. He says that Allah and Prophet Mohammed (SAW) have not ordered us to follow any opinions and interpretations. So there’s a possibility of being correct or incorrect in the opinions because there are many issues on which the Imams had different views and they explain them according to their own reasons and speculations, but the real and true Islam is based on the Book (Quran) and Prophet’s Sunnah.

Allah says: “But no, by your Lord, they can have no Faith until they make you judge in all disputed matters between them, and find in themselves no resistance against your decision, and accept them with full submission.”

And Prophet (SAW) said: “I leave you with two things as long as you hold them tightly, you never go astray: they are the Book of Allah and my Sunnah.”

In this sense, the author has described the difference between different Madhahib (madhabs/mazhabs), and their views and urged to follow only the Quran and Sunnah.

SKU: 595 Category: Tag:

Based on 5 reviews

4.2 overall

Add a review

  1. Avatar of Mirajkar


    At first i felt the language of the book was a little too harsh. However, reading it led me to discover that the issue of factions in Islam is such a serious issue that it requires harshness.
    It is a book only the true tolerant ones can read and understand, it is an eye opener. Like a breath of fresh air.


  2. Avatar of Hina Sami

    Hina Sami

    The author of this book has taken a very delicate subject matter and dealt with it as a learned scholar should. He has clarified and explained that there is no injunction upon any Muslim to strictly follow one school of thought. None of the Imams asked people to blindly follow their words, rather they said if you find a stronger hadith then leave my opinion and follow that which is closest to Quran and Sunnah. They did their best and were contemporaries who had great love and respect for each other. As a Muslim, we need to realize that the Quran and Sunnah are primary sources of guidance and everything else is secondary. We must give priority to the Saheeh hadith over weaker narrations irrespective of which Imam said it. We must respect all the Imams and Scholars as they spent their lives collecting hadith in order to make our lives easier. However we have taken their names to create hatred and enmity. This needs to change.

    Hina Sami

  3. Avatar of Muhammad Sohail Ashraf

    Muhammad Sohail Ashraf

    Biased approach.
    Please write neutrally so that the readers don’t have to run factual checks on the assertions of the author.
    Deeply worried about this state of the so-called contemporary brains of the Muslim ummah.
    I advise the readers to also read the book entitled “the legal status of following a madhab by Mufti Taqi Usmani” to know the other side of the story and then decide for yourself that what is right and what is wrong. You may download the book for free from the following link:
    You may also but it online on Amazon:
    The post ends here. But for those interested for more information, I’m pasting an excerpt from the referenced book:
    “To reiterate the purpose of this book is not to create an atmosphere of disputation
    but to clarify the position taken by the majority of Muslims for the best part of thirteen
    centuries on Taqleed – which is to follow the Imams of Ijtihad. By avoiding the extremes,
    the goal is to show the balanced position which the majority of the scholars from the Ahle
    Sunnah wal Jama’ah has adopted. Therefore, this tract should be read with a view to
    study the scholastic evidence of the issue, rather than to dispute upon the issue void of
    knowledge. There is a great deal of propaganda against Taqleed. I hope that this treatise
    helps to make clear the issue of Taqleed to the doubtful.”

    Muhammad Sohail Ashraf

  4. Avatar of Muhammad Ali

    Muhammad Ali

    An Excellent read for beginners student of knowledge.

    Muhammad Ali

  5. Avatar of Ammar Awais

    Ammar Awais

    This brief reading is interesting and worth pondering over. The author debates the practice of adhering to a particular madhhab, emphasizing the importance of following the Quran and Sunnah directly as opposed to restricting oneself to a particular set of interpretations. While the noble Imams and classical scholars had a great regard for Hadith, their followers in later centuries began preferring the opinions of their respective madhhabs over established Hadith. The author explains how the concept of madhhabs has been exaggerated and has led to sectarianism within Islam. He frequently quotes the Quran, Sunnah and esteemed classical scholars, including the four Imams themselves, to prove his point.

    Ammar Awais

Weight 0.12 kg
Dimensions 14 x 21 x 1 cm