1- Some of our own Deobandi ulama have one objection on the Darse Nizami system that Darse-Nizami focuses of Fiqh and comparitive Fiqh even when teaching the Hadith books, hence a Darse-Nizami graduate does not have much expertise in Hadith and Usool-e-Hadith and related Hadith sciences. What is the answer to such people?
2 – How can a Darse Nizami student ensure that he becomes an expert and master of Hadith sciences(such as Asma ur Rijaal etc) and Usool e Hadith?
3 – Who were some Hadith and Hadith sciences experts among Ulama-e-Deoband? Can you please mention a few names.
4- If anyone from among Ulama e Deoband was particularly expert in the science of Asma ur Rijal please mention it.
5- Maulana Habib ur Rahman Azami (died 1992 ) was considered a master of Hadith and its sciences , in addition to being an expert in Fiqh and a knowledgable Mufti as well. Is this correct?
1. The maqsood of the hadeeth is the fiqh that comes out of it. Hence, the reliance and faith we have in the leading jurists generally gives us that confidence and trust that we can rely and depend on them for their expertise in fiqh, tafseer and hadeeth. For those who do not have that level of reliance in the fuqaha it is a good idea that they specialise in hadeeth and usool hadeeth etc. so that they could cross check the statements of the fuqaha in the light of the hadeeth.
2. Generally these things are obtained in two ways. One is kathrat-e-mulaazamat and the second is kathrat-e-mumaarasat.
3. Hadhrat Moulana Anwar Shah Kashmiri, Hadhrat Moulana Khalil Ahmad Sharanpuri, Hadhrat Shaikhul Hind, Moulana Husain Ahmad Madani, Hadhrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakaraiyya (rahimahumullah).
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)