Message No : 15Sr.No : 263/722
Question By : syed

Respected Mufti Sahab,

what is the reply to those who say that four Imams of Fiqh had only one Aqeedah and that was to follow the Aqeedah of the Salaf whereas today the followers of the four Imams of Fiqh follow the Aqeedah of the ¡°Khalaf¡± (Maturidi & Asharite), which were only a response to philosophical deviance at the tim


Reply By : Mohd. Shihabuddin Qasmi
Designation : Mufti, ODI, MMERC, Mumbai 

(It is highly regretted that the answer couldn¡¯t reach you in time because of some individual engagement. We are, indeed, thankful to you for visiting our site and posting your question to ¡°One line Darul Ifta¡±. We will be more than happy for your visiting the site again and again.)

In the name of Allah, All Gracious, All Merciful
Assalamo Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Baraktuho
Dear Brother in Islam,

The answer to your question is as follows:

The question needs more clarification to write a concise and precise answer. However, all the laws and teachings of Islam can be divided into two categories: (1) Ahkam (teaching related to the practice such as Salah, Sawm and so on) (2) E¡¯taqaad (teaching related to the attributes of Allah Almighty).

There are four school of thoughts amongst Ahle Sunnah Wal Jamah in the matter of Ahkamaat: Hanfiah, Shafiah, Malikiah and Hamboliah when two in E¡¯taqaadaat: Asharee and Maturidy. Shaikh Abu Monsoor Maturidy was Hanfi when Shaikh Abul Hasan Asharee was Shafee. Therefore, most of Hanfee Ulama are Maturidee when Shawafe¡¯ are Asharee in the matter of Aqidah. (Sharhe Aqaayid)

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