100 Muslims Essay

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http://truelife200vi.wordpress.com/ Differences in the Ummah by the late Hadhrat Maulana Muhammad Yusuf Ludhyanvi Shaheed (Rahmatullah Alayhi) http://truelife200vi.wordpress.com/2007/02/22/ikhtilaf/ In the ummah (body of Muslims, Muslim world etc) there are TWO types of Ikhtilaaf’s (Differences). The Messenger of Allah ( ‫و‬ ‫ا‬ ) has notified the ummah with regard to these differences and he has also guided the ummah with regard to them.The FIRST type of difference is with regard to the “Ijtihaadi” “Masaa’il” (Interpretations of Islamic law points), which occurred between the Sahaabah ( ‫ا‬ ‫ , )ر‬the Tabieen (those that followed them) and the Aimmah-e-Mujtahideen (The Qualified Masters of Jurisprudence i.e. Imam Abu Hanifa, Imam Shafiee, Imam Maalik, Imam Ahmad bin Hambal & those before them ‘Rahimahullah’). A reflection of this is evident in the Hanafi, Saafi, Maaliki and Hambali Madhabs (Schools, Way etc) which are well known as an “Ikhtilaaf”. This type of difference also occurred, at times during the blessed era of the Messenger of Allah ( ‫و‬ ‫ا‬ ). For example, once, Nabi ( ‫و‬ ‫ا‬ ) instructed the Sahaabah ( ‫ا‬ ‫ )ر‬on the occasion of arriving at the tribe of Banu Quraidha (Jewish Tribe outskirts of Madinah): “None of you should read his Asr Sallah except at (arrival at) Banu Quraidha”. It so transpired that the Sahaabah ( ‫ا‬ ‫ )ر‬were delayed in reaching there and the time of Asr Sallah (prayer) was about to terminate. The Sahaabah ( ‫ا‬ ‫ )ر‬made “Ashu’raa” (Consultation) amongst themselves as to what they should do. The consultation resulted in TWO groups. The one group opined that since Prophet ( ‫و‬ ‫ا‬ ) gave a clear-cut instruction that Asr Sallah only be read at arrival at Banu Quraidha, how is it possible for them to perform their Sallah now on the way. therefore, even though the Sallah may become “Qadha” (expired), they felt that it was

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