Read the decisive discussion between Imām al-Albānī and ʿAlī al-Tantāwī – the Muftī of Egypt – concerning his attacks upon the Salafīs with regards to the issue of taqlīd and the madhāhib.
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In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy
So, O intelligent one, upon you is to look to your own self and hold yourself accountable. Upon you is to hold fast to the truth even if the people abandon it. Upon you is to be cautious against that which Allāh has prohibited even if the people engage in it; for indeed, the truth is more deserving of adherence. Allāh mentions:
وَإِن تُطِعْ أَكْثَرَ مَن فِي الْأَرْضِ يُضِلُّوكَ عَن سَبِيلِ اللَّـهِ
And if you obey most of those on earth, they will mislead you far away from Allāh's path.
[Sūrah al-Anʿām, 6:116]
وَمَا أَكْثَرُ النَّاسِ وَلَوْ حَرَصْتَ بِمُؤْمِنِينَ
And most of mankind will not believe even if you desire it eagerly.
[Sūrah Yūsuf, 12:103]
Shaykh ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz ibn Bāz
In this lecture, the speaker delivers an admonition reminding the Muslims of some of the basic general principles outlined for us by Allāh and His Messenger.
When people enter into Islām, they sometimes become confused by the numerous Islamic parties, groups and sects, find which one is upon the clear white path which Prophet Muḥammad (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhī wa-sallam) left us upon.
An informative explanation from Imām Muḥammad ibn Ṣāliḥ al-ʿUthaymīn (d. AH 1421) about the linguistic and religious definition of taqlīd, as well the requirements for one to be considered a mujtahid. An additional note is added about the fatāwá of a mujtahid.
A series of questions and answers - along with their respective proofs - concerning the oft-discussed topic of taqlīd (blind-following) and the four madhāhib (schools of jurisprudence), as answered by the committee of major scholars.
A decisive lecture in which the speaker gathers all of the most popular arguments the people of madhāhib use, and then he refutes them in a logical, systematic manner.