New Audio 3 in 1: Steps Towards Revelation, Usol al-Fiqh and Tasawwuf

Recordings from a recent class Shaykh Suhaib did on Revelation, Usol al-Fiqh and Tasawwuf!

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Text: al-Waraqaat

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.

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  1. Omar-Abdullah says:

    Assalamu Alaykum!

    Very awesome, jazakumullah Khairan!

    How can one join the next webinar?

  2. Abd Ar Rahmaan says:

    Assalaamu alaikum,

    JazaakAllah Khair for this lecture. I found it very benificial. Please Shaikh can you tell me what is the difference between Shariah and Usuluddin as taught in the universities ie. al Azhar, etc.) I understand that by studying one of the Ussuluddin degrees you would specialise in tafseer, hadith, etc, but if Shariah is taken from the usul does this mean that in a Shariah degree you’d have to “master” them all?

  3. Sami says:

    Asalamu alakum,

    I am taking an usul al-fiqh class at my masjid and the shaykh encouraged us to dig in to the evidences and choose that which we felt was strongest. I felt a little hesitant in doing this because this advice was given even before we finished the course. Are there any prerequisites that some may have to fulfill in order to be able to dig in the evidences and choose the strongest opinion?

  4. Saad says:

    The link to the audio seems to be broken since a long time now. Kindly look into it.

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