Recordings from a recent class Shaykh Suhaib did on Revelation, Usol al-Fiqh and Tasawwuf!
Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:12:57 — 25.3MB)
The questions didn’t come out in the audio, so I’ve posted them here, please reference them while listening to the Q&A portion:
1. Asalamu alaikum, shaykh. I was recently having a discussion with some brothers regarding the universal principles of Islam and in this case the Quran. And often we here a distinguishment between shariah and fiqh. can you possibly explain the difference and what are those items that constitute the universal principles of quran
2. I have a question about madhabs. We hear often about the idea of the “strongest opinion”. But we also hear that each madhab has its own Usul. So how is it possible for a strongest opinion to exist, when there are four different standards (usul) about how to arrive at the strongest opinion?
3. Would it be correct to say that fiqh is the medium of understanding the shariah – the mediator between believers and the sources? After all, isn’t every aspect of Shariah translated to us through scholarly discourse?
4. If there is a hadith that is used to explain an ayah, is it binding to understand the ayah in the light of that one (or more) hadith(s), or is open for interpretation?
5. Some argue that due to the many sect in Islam even the universals are debatable. How do we respond to this.