What are the arguments of those who think that one must blindly follow a jurist? What are your rebuttals to these arguments?
I follow the fiqh of Imam Abu Hanifa. He is believed to have opined that if a man vomits his ablution (wudu) will be invalidated. Imam Shafi‘ī is reported to have said that if a man vomits his wudu will not be affected. Can I pray after an imam who follows Shāfi‘ī while he prays after vomiting.
I wanted to learn the meaning of the expression ‘ul al-‘amr (those vested with authority) in Q 4:59. The verse says:
How do you define Ijmā‘ and tawātur?
1. Some scholars say that taqleed is very important because the Holy Qur’an says: “If you don’t know ask the people of knowledge.” Can you cite the reference and its implication?
2. What is the exact definition of sahih hadith? Do only Sahih Muslim and Sahih Bukhari qualify to be called sahih? Are there any other books of hadith which are also called sahih?
It is crystal clear that Islam is the divine religion and all its adherents are Muslims. Despite knowing this fact, people do not want to part from their fiqhs and enter the pure Islam. What is the reason behind this attitude?
Is it necessery to fallow one imam or one muslak? Are we rewarded just for reciting the Holy Qur’an?
Can you explain what led to the forming of four sects in sunnis following the four Imams and how do these differ among each other.