2. Permissibility of Taqleed

1.  Taqleed:  On the Necessity of Following Qualified Islamic Scholarship


The principal of accepting the ruling of the Illustrious 'Ulama, the qualified scholars of the past have been much maligned. Those choosing to safeguard their deeni lives by accepting qualified authority are being attacked. Thieves of Deen and their ignorant followers are accusing Muslims of being blind followers and are even labeling Muslims unbelievers, apostates, polytheists. Because of lack of sound knowledge as to the true position of Rasulullah Salallahu alaihi wa sallim and the honored Sahaaba Akram Rathiallahu anhumma ajma'een, Pseudo scholars calling themselves " Salafi" are leading many of our Muslim youth astray. These evil so-called 'Ulama attack new converts to Islam and steal their Imaan [faith] by pretending to be Islamic scholars.

"[Among the constants in ijtihad and taqleed are:] That taqleed is permissible for the one who is incapable of ijtihad.
[Allah] the Exalted has said, (translated), "So, ask the Ahludh-Dhikr (People of Remembrance/Knowledge) if you (yourselves) do not know." [Surah Nahl:43] Ibn Majah, Abu Dawud and Ahmad have narrated, through their chains [of narration], on the authority of Ibn `Abbas (may Allah be pleased with them both), that a man sustained an injury to his head during the time of the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace). Then, he became sexually impure, and was ordered [by people] to perform ghusl. He therefore performed ghusl, contracted tetanus, and died [as a result]. This was then conveyed to the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace), who said, "They killed him. May Allah kill them. Could they not have asked, since they did not know? The only remedy for incompetency is asking." [Sunan Ibn Majah, vol. I, p. 189.]

The essence of guidance is derived from the Holy Qurăn - "Hudan li al-Nas" ("A Guidance for Mankind). But this guidance and its laws are based on fundamental principles, the details of which have been entrusted to and consigned by the Holy Prophet (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) in order to explain them to mankind.
For example, the Holy Qurăn says: "Aqimus-Salaat" ("establish prayer"). It does not define the method as to how the prayer should be established; how the various postures should be performed; the mode of recitation of Surah, etc. The complete method of prayer i.e. "Salaat" is explained by the Holy Prophet (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam).

Literally means to be wearing a York. According to the Shariat it means to unconditionally accepting the view of a reliable, proper, authentic person in matters pertaining to Deen - Religion.
These days the one who follows any of the Mazhabs of the four great Imams of Jurisprudence, Imam Abu Hanifa (R.A) (80 - 150 A.H ); Imam Idris Shafi (R.A) (150 - 240 A.H); Imam Ahmed bin Hanbal (R.A) (164 - 241 A.H ); Imaam Malik (R.A) is classified and termed Muqaleed. Those who do not adhere to any of the four famous Mazhabs call themselves ghair Muqaleed or Ahle - Hadith or in some areas Salafi.

5. The Deception of the Devious Salafi Sect.

When a man wishes to unfetter himself from the restrictions of the Shari'ah and the Sunnah in the present day, the solution for him is to become a so-called Salafi. Once he joins the Salafi deviant sect, he is free to find expression for his nafsaani opinions. In order to draw unwary and ignorant Muslims into its fold of dhalaal and baatil, the modernists Salafis employ deception on a large scale.