Usool al-Fiqh

200323 - Can he continue to follow the Hanafi madhhab, and how can he determine which view is correct? 219303 - He is asking about issues concerning which the four imams differed 201633 - The story of ‘Umar’s exiling of Nasr ibn Hajjaaj from Madinah 217272 - Is there a difference between waajib and fard? 138742 - Can hadeeth abrogate or make specific the general meaning of verses of the Holy Qur’an? 160876 - Bid‘ah (innovation) and maslahah mursalah (consideration of public interest); and the similarities and differences between them 202271 - Consensus (ijmaa‘) and analogy (qiyaas) and their application in the modern context 194309 - Those who say that the one who does not pray is a kaafir and those who say that he is not a kaafir both claim that there is consensus on their point of view; how are we to understand the claim of consensus on both their parts? 149492 - Is there a difference between naafil, sunnah, mandoob and mustahabb? 131935 - If consensus has been reached, it is not permissible for anyone differ from it 179514 - Does the consensus of the people of Madinah constitute shar‘i proof? 151146 - How Can We Distinguish Between “Sunnah” and Customary Practices Like the Wearing of the Turban 147416 - What should one do when there is a conflict between shar‘i texts? 147608 - The meaning of the words: “Acts of worship are tawqeefi” 163784 - Does not doing something mustahabb mean falling into makrooh? 134741 - What is the ruling on offering congratulations on Friday? 138348 - Some thoughts on the phrase Fiqh al-Waaqi‘ (understanding reality) 117275 - Meaning of the verse, “and do not throw yourselves into destruction” 103339 - Should every country be obliged to follow a particular madhhab (school of thought)? 111926 - Rulings on ijtihaad in Islam and the conditions to be met by the mujtahid