This is a common phrase uttered by those who are against the madhhabs and the concept of taqlid in fiqh. On the surface such an approach seems very simple, straightforward … Continue reading “Follow Allah & His Messenger ﷺ, Not People” – Misunderstanding The Concept Of Taqlid
بسم الله الرحمان الرحيم There exists a phenomenon of some Muslims who study hadith but do not emphasize the study of fiqh using a madhhab. Although I may still hold … Continue reading The Problem of Studying Hadith Without the Madhabs
What is ‘modernism’ in the Islamic context? The term ‘modernist’ has become a sloppy critique that religious Muslims use to dismiss views they feel are too ‘liberal’ or see as … Continue reading Is Modernism Bad?
Are Linguistic Interpretations of Sacred Texts Arbitrary?
Do the ‘relied upon’ or mu’tamad/mashhur positions of the madhhabs have any epistemic significance? This question is an interesting one that I have been reflecting over for a while. You … Continue reading The Mu’tamad
Along with an academic, traditional and formalist study of fiqh, It is important to have a natural understanding of fiqh as well. What is a natural understanding of fiqh? It … Continue reading Fiqh Naturalism
This is a translation of an Arabic post I made on The Usuli’s Facebook page. It came out much longer than the Arabic original so I put it here instead … Continue reading Taking Inspiration from the Imams in Addressing Modern Issues
I spent an hour or so pondering over the Ash’ari/Athari polemics and realized the massive impact this has on the perception and importance of tradition between these two theological groups. … Continue reading Atharism, Ash’arism and Tradition
As growing numbers of young practicing Muslims (especially students of knowledge or enthusiasts of scholarly discussions) make the decision to abandon Salafism due to either finding it or it’s conclusions … Continue reading On Salafi ‘Burnout’