The Obligatory Taqleed

Abstract Taqleed demands absolute submission to the dictates of a Mujtahid. Whereas, only those appointed by God qualify for unconditional submission. Yet the Mujtahids have...

Who are the Fuqaha?

1. Who are the Fuqaha? The Mujtahids claim to be the Fuqaha (plural of Faqih), but do they fit the definition of Fuqaha as defined...

Futility Of Ijtihad

1. Abstract Islamic laws can simply not be "derived" - they are exclusively created by Allah (swt) and conveyed to us through the Masumeen (as)....

Resolving Disparities In Hadith

Reading and pondering over hadith and acquiring knowledge directly from our Imams (as) is not the prerogative of the mujtahids only. It is a...

Fallacy of Ilm-al-Rijal

Ilm-al-rijal means "Knowledge of Men" and is also referred to as the "Science of Narration". This science is a founding pillar of Ijtihad and...

Meetings with Imam-e-Zamana (ajtf)

A common tactic used by the proponents of the religious (clerical) establishment to deceive the innocent followers and to impress on their minds that...

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