Is Taqleed Necessary?

Question:

What is the importance of “Taqleed”? And is Taqleed Fardh on the Ulamaa as it is Fardh on the general mass?
Jazakallah


Answer:

 

                  

  

To practice on the commands of the Shari’ah is compulsory on every Muslim. One who is not a master in Shari’ah law then he will have to rely on the teachings of someone who is, and that is called Taqleed. Allah Ta’ala says in the Qur’an: “When you do not know, refer and ask those who are men of knowledge.”

And Allah Ta’ala knows best




Mufti Muhammad Ashraf

Darul Iftaa

Jameah Mahmoodiyah

Springs

www.mahmoodiyah.org.za

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28 June 2007

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