Author: Moulana Abu Usama Ayub
Publisher: Miftahuddin Islamic Institute & Madrasah Inaamiyyah South Africa
Pages: 165 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
In this day and era in which every person claims to be an Islamic “thinker”, “scholar”, and “researcher” in his own right and much unwarranted and devious criticism is being leveled against people who rightly recognize the significance of Taqlid, i.e. the unflinching and unwavering adherence to one Madh-had in Dini matters, there was a great need to remove doubts created in the minds of the unwary public. The author has very ably compiled this booklet wherein the replies to many pertinent questions pertaining to Taqlid have been given. The layout of the book is very admirable in that it has been prepared is questions and answer format thus making it convenient for readers to find convincing replies to pertinent issues. He has endevoured to present the subject in layman’s language, thereby facilitating its comprehension for as many readers as possible. Some of the issues tackled in the book are:
What is the need for different Madh-hads when there is one Quran and one Nabi?
Why do only four Madh-hads exist?
Can all four schools of jurisprudence be concurrently correct?
If a man claims to be following the fiqh of Imam Bukhari, will he not be on the straight path?
Explain Taqlid through a practical example.
The book consists of 25 similar questions about Taqlid. At the end of the book a summary has been presented of a debate between two scholars. Thereafter, as an example of how easily people are misled, the issue of performing salah with short-sleeves has been dealt with in detail.