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The study of the rules and laws of Islam (called fiqh in Arabic) is about categorizing and judging human acts according to the teachings of Allah and His messenger. Acts include what we do with our bodies and in our hearts.
The school of Islamic Fiqh founded by Abu Hanifah is one of the four that enjoyed massive and general scholarly acceptance since the salaf-generation until today (click on: why follow a school?). Its acceptance is due to the completeness, precision and strong proofs by which it organized and answered the questions of this science.
In fact, the acceptability of following the school of Abu Hanifah is clearly indicated in the Hadith authenticated by Al-Dhahabi, Al-Suyuutiy and Al-Haakim, which means "Verily You shall open Constantinople. Its leader is good and so is that army." Throughout history muslim rulers strove to take this city due to this hadith. They wanted to be the leader that the Prophet blessed. It is well known that Muhammad al-Faatih and his army, who conquered this city, were Hanafis.
Please find below a series of articles related to fiqh and Islam. If you have any questions or comments, please go to the Fiqh Q&A weblog.
Note that you can get a nice printout of the articles by highlighting just the article with its headings and pasting it into a wordprocessor. Make as many copies as you like - I don't believe that there is such a thing as copyright.
Al-Imaam Muslim related in his book of authenticated Hadiths that the companions would surround the Prophet (may Allah raise
his rank) when he was cutting his hair, wanting to prevent a single hair from falling on something other than in the hand
of one of them. It is also authentically related that he distributed his hair among them after shaving in his farewell
Hajj Pilgrimage. These hairs have been preserved by the muslims in the same manner as Hadiths have - through chains of safekeepers.
It is also authentically related that he distributed his hair among them after shaving in his farewell Hajj Pilgrimage. These hairs have been preserved by the muslims in the same manner as Hadiths have - through chains of safekeepers.
Summaries for New Muslims:
Background knowledge for the study of fiqh:
Lessons on the rules and laws of Islam (fiqh):
On Purification (Tahaarah):
Hajj and ^Umrah Pilgrimage
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