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A Translation of Mufti Taqi Usmani's Urdu work 'Taqlid Ki Shara'ee Haisiyat' concerning the issue of taqlid.

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About The Book

A Translation of Mufti Taqi Usmani's Urdu work 'Taqlid Ki Shara'ee Haisiyat' concerning the issue of taqlid. This book is a must for those interested in the subject of taqlid.

Table of Contents

  • The Nature of taqlid,
  • The Concept of taqlid in the Qur'an,
  • taqlid in the Sunnah,
  • The Era of the Companions and Absolute taqlid,
  • taqlid of an Individual during the Time of the Companions and their Followers,
  • The Need for Following a Particular Imam,
  • taqlid of an Individual,
  • Why the Four Schools of Thought,
  • The Different Levels of taqlid,
  • The taqlid of the Lay Person,
  • The taqlid of an Expert Scholar,
  • The taqlid of a Scholar who is a Mujtahid in his School,
  • The taqlid of an Absolute Mujtahid, Responses to Doubts Raised Against taqlid,
  • The Following of Forefathers is Condemned in the Qur'an,
  • The Condemnation of taqlid 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 Recognise a Mujtahid,
  • Is taqlid a Defect?,
  • The taqlid of an Individual and Following one's Whims and Fancies,
  • The taqlid of an Individual and New Issues,
  • The Hanafi School of Thought and Ahadith,
  • Imam Abu Hanifa and his Knowledge of Hadith,
  • Inertia in taqlid,
  • The final Word

About The Author

Mufti Justice Muhammed Taqi Usmani is one of the leading Islamic scholars living today. Author of more than 40 books, he is an expert in the fields of Islamic law, Economics and Hadith.

For the past 35 years, he has been teaching at the Darul-Uloom in Karachi that was established by his father Mufti Muhammad Shafi, the late Grand Mufti of Pakistan.

He also holds a degree in law and has sat as Judge at the Shari'ah Appellate Bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

He is a consultant to several international Islamic financial institutions and has played a key part in the move toward interest free banking and the establishment of Islamic financial institutions.

He is the deputy chairman of the Jeddah based Islamic Fiqh Council of the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC).

Data sheet
EAN 13 / ISBN9789694284736
AuthorJustice Muhammed Taqi Usmani
TranslatorMohammad Amin Kholwadia
PublisherZamZam Publishers
Year Published2013
Height8.6 inches
Width5.5 inches
Length0.4 inches