Haji Imdadullah - a faqih or not?

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  1. abu nibras

    abu nibras Staff Member

    exactly as I said if it does not then we dont, there are a few more issues than the rituals this thing is talking about.

    the undertone of the commentrator is the usual fallacy of "everyone else condones the ills found in rituals"
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2007
  2. harun

    harun Active Member

    "Also, due to the fact that Hājī Sāheb (may Allah have mercy on him) had asked for the book to be written on his behalf, and because he had set his signature and seal on it, he granted permission for it to be printed under his name. It was thus published under the title Faysla Haft Mas’ala. Some individuals who lacked intelligence considered it to support their bid’āt. How could it, when it contained discourses that clearly refuted the corrupt influences found in the amal-e-rasmiya (customary practices)?!"

  3. abu nibras

    abu nibras Staff Member

    he was known for his tasawwuf and not for his fiqh.

    It is strange if one is considered to be a master of the sciences of tasawuuf and yet unaware of basics of aqeeda or fiqh.

    the sufis of the past paid "minimum necessary" attention to fiqh, and their minimum knowledge of fiqh was more to put some of the e-muftis of today to shame.

    on another note - having understanding of matters of aqida and/or the capacity to differntiate between what is shirk and what is not, is something which does not require one to be a faqih par excellence.

    I hope I answered your queston without "deviating" much.


    We quote Haji Sahab rahimahullah's positions because, he was a well known and respected Sufi whose positions were in line with ahlus sunnah and because they corroborate the position of the rest of ahlus sunnah.

    not because we rely on his sole mastery in fiqh to judge any position.

  4. depends on who you ask ? he was the shaykh for the deobandi founders as well as the founder for jamia nizamia in hyderabad.

    considered sufi and faqih. he didn't agree to many sufi practises which go against fiqh.

    wallahu alam.

    you get his biography on the internet... biography written by his direct students.
  5. faqir

    faqir Veteran

    as-salamu alaikum

    I have often heard some mention that Haji Imdadullah was a sufi, not a faqih.

    my question - is this correct or not?

    was he considered a faqih by his contemporaries or not?

    [please stick to the exact topic - thank you]

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