IMAM MALIK – THE SCHOLAR OF MADINAH 

The collection and codification of Islamic law has historically been one of the most important, and challenging, tasks that the Muslim community has undertaken in 1400 years of history. To be considered a faqih (an expert in Islamic law – fiqh), one must have mastery of the Quran, the sayings of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, other … Continue reading IMAM MALIK – THE SCHOLAR OF MADINAH 

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IMAM AHMAD IBN HANBAL – THE CHAMPION OF ISLAMIC BELIEF

So far in our four part series on the four great imams of fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence), we have seen each one of the imams have a special and enduring role in Islamic history. Imam Abu Hanifa was the trailblazer when it came to codifying fiqh and establishing the basics of how it is to be … Continue reading IMAM AHMAD IBN HANBAL – THE CHAMPION OF ISLAMIC BELIEF

IMAM AL-SHAFI’I – THE FATHER OF USUL AL-FIQH 

In the study of fiqh, Islamic jurisprudence, different schools have developed over time. These schools were founded by the greatest legal minds in Islamic history, and expanded upon by their successors in their schools. Each one of these imams added a unique and new dimension to the understanding of Islamic law. For the third of … Continue reading IMAM AL-SHAFI’I – THE FATHER OF USUL AL-FIQH