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Those who say that the one who does not pray is a kaafir and those who say that he is not a kaafir both claim that there is consensus on their point of view; how are we to understand the claim of consensus on both their parts?

April 21, 2014

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Q. I have read the scholars’ opinions on the one who does not pray. Some of them say that he is a kaafir and an apostate, and some say that he is an evildoer (faasiq). The first group claims that there is consensus on this point. My question is: if there is consensus concerning this […]

If consensus has been reached, it is not permissible for anyone differ from it

January 14, 2014

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Q. Does the ijtihaad of modern scholars override the consensus of the Sahaabah? A. Praise be to Allah If consensus has been reached, it becomes binding shar‘i proof, and what is required is to follow it; it is not permissible to differ from it.  Imam ash-Shaafa‘i (may Allah have mercy on him) said: “The command of […]

Response to those who say that fasting on the day of ‘Arafah is not Sunnah

November 4, 2011

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Q. We have a Shaykh who says that fasting on the day of ‘Arafah is not Sunnah, and it is not permissible to fast on this day. I hope that you can answer this question, because this Shaykh distributes pamphlets which tell people not to fast on the day of ‘Arafah. A. Praise be to […]