The Influence Of The Noble Hadīth Upon The Differences Of Opinion Amongst The Jurist Imams
Athar al-Hadith al-Sharif fi Ikhtilaf al-A'immah al-Fuqaha
By Shaykh Muhammad Awwamah
Translator : Mariam Madge Conlan
Paperback 235 Pages
ISBN : 9781906949259
Publisher : Turath Publishing
About The Book
A question commonly posed in different circles is: if we all refer to the same sacred texts of the Quran and Sunnah for guidance, why are there so many differences between the schools of Islamic law (madhahib)? In other words, why did the great jurists (fuqaha) of Islam such as the four main Imams and their students differ in their opinions and rulings? This work attempts to answer this very question, focusing on one aspect, namely: how different understandings of the hadith literature influenced and shaped these differences in opinion. In addition, the author responds to some of the misgivings and objections which some people levy against these distinguished luminaries of Islam.
This valuable work is a must-read for students of hadith and fiqh, as well as anyone wishing to gain a better understanding of the differences that occur between the various schools of Islamic law. It will alert the reader to the expertise of the jurist Imams and the effort they exerted in deriving rulings from the Quran and Sunnah. It will also create in him a state of serenity and trust towards the Imams and their schools of law, which are followed by the vast majority of the Muslim Ummah.
About The Author
Muhammad ‘Awwamah was born in Aleppo in Syria in 1940 (1358). He began his journey and quest for knowledge in 1953 (1373) when he regularly attended the lessons conducted by Shaykh Mu ammad al-Salqini. In his early days as a student, he studied under Shaykh ‘Abdullah Sirajuddin. From 1958 (1378), he began studying under Shaykh ‘Abdul Fatta Abu Ghudda. He eventually became known for his affiliation to these two illustrious and erudite scholars and he is regarded as their foremost student. In 1962 (1382) he enrolled at the Faculty of Shari‘ah and in this year Shaykh ‘Abdullah Sirajuddin appointed him as a teacher at Madrasa al-Sha‘baniyya. He taught there until 1980 (1400).
In 1959 (1379) he traveled to Egypt where he met a number of senior scholars such as the two Moroccan brothers, Shaykh Ahmad and Shaykh ‘Abdullah al-Ghumari, Shaykh ‘Abdul Wahhab ‘Abdul LaCif and Shaykh Mu ammad Abu Zahra. He contributed greatly to an Islamic academic revival in Aleppo and was appointed from a young age as a teacher at Jami‘ al-RawFa. His teacher, Shaykh ‘Abdul Fatta Abu Ghudda described him as “yesterdays student, today's colleague” and “the excellent mu aqqiq (researcher and editor)”.
In about 1980 (1400) he moved to Medina in Saudi Arabia where he joined the Islamic University and established the Center for Academic Research which later became known as the Center for Serving the Sunnah and the Sirah. It was from this center that he began editing the book, Ithaf al-Mahara. In 1986 (1406), he established an office for editing the Islamic Heritage which is affiliated to Dar al-Qibla. Shaykh ‘Awwamah may be described as a person of clear illuminated thought and methodology. This is apparent in his writing, particularly in Athar al-Hadith al-Sharif fi Ikhtilaf al-A’immat al-Fuqaha and his book Adab al-Ikhtilaf fi Masa’il al-‘Ilm wal-Din. Shaykh Mu ammad Sa‘id al-anCawi who is a famous and erudite scholar said: “I am not aware of anyone alive more knowledgeable than him in tahqiq.”
He has reprinted many of his books every time he improves on the work. He always tries to obtain original copies of the books he is editing. As a result he was blessed with many manuscripts. He is well known for his excellent and informative introductions to many books.
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