THE IMPORTANCE OF TAQLEED (FOLLOWING THE FOUR IMAMS رضی اللہ تعالٰی عنہ

CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE

Through the grace of Allahعزوجل , I (Mufti Ahmad Yar Khan Na’eemi) rehmatullahu alaih have Comprehensively written about the issue of Taqleed in the beginning of this book Ja Al-Haq (The Obliteration of Falsehood), which has remained unanswered by Wahabi Ghair-Muqallids even until today. In continuing with this topic, we briefly explain the need and benefits of Taqleed as well as the harms and ills of not following it.

The Sahaaba were the Imams of the entire world. Which Imam would they follow?!

In the Ummah of the Holy Prophetصلی اللہ علیہ وسلم there are some fortunate people who gained the companionship of Rasoolullahصلی اللہ علیہ وسلم and saw his miraculous beauty with their very own eyes. These people are stars on the sky of prophethood and are the guides and Imams of the entire Ummah. Regarding them, Rasoolullah himself said, “My Sahaaba are like stars. Whichever one you follow, you will attain guidance.”

Allahعزوجل saved and protected the Sahaaba from deviance and transgression through the blessings of His Messenger’s صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم companionship. He also made necessary statements regarding their piety which they are surely worthy of, “(O Sahaaba) Allahعزوجل has put hate in your hearts for infidelity (kufr), transgression and sins,” (Surah Hujaraat, Verse 7) and has promised every Sahaabi to be a Jannati, “Allahعزوجل has promised Jannat to all the Companions.” – Surah Nisaa, Verse 95

In fact, Allahعزوجل even classified the Sahaaba to be the benchmark of the entire world’s Imaan! Read the rest of this entry »

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