Uploaded on Jan 19, 2011
Mufti Abu Layth al-Maliki carried out preliminary Arabic and Islamic studies as a teenager in the UK before going to Damascus, Syria, where he studied for a year the Islamic essentials and also adopted the Maliki Madhab, He then completed Hifdh (memorisation of the Qur'an) along with 'tafsir' (exegesis) at the Jami'a Muhammadiyah institute in Islamabad, Pakistan, in one year. Mufti Abu Layth then returned to Syria to recited the entire Qur'an to Shaykh AbdulHaadi al-Tabbaa' and gained an ijazah & 'sanad'/chain of transmission going back to the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wassallam). He then enrolled onto a Dars-e-Nizami/Aalim course at the reknown Jami'a Binnoria in Karachi, Pakistan. Here he graduated first class in the Islamic sciences ranging from Tafsir (exegesis) Usool (hermenuetics), Comparative Fiqh (jurisprudence) Adab (Arabic literature), Nahw (Arabic grammar) to Aqeedah (theology). He also gained an Isnaad in the major books of hadith. Thereafter he also completed an adiitional 2 years Ifta/Mufti course at the same institute where he further specialised in Fiqh across various madhabs Maliki, Hanafi etc. and trained to give Fatwa's (verdicts) on Islamic issues relating to jurisprudence under the supervision of Mufti Abdullah Shoukat (key student of Mufti Taqi Usmani) for Hanafi Fiqh and Mufti Saalim Al-Tunisi for Maliki Fiqh. Since his return to the uk, he has qualified as a school teacher, completed a Masters in Education and currently completing his degree in Psychology. Mufti Abu Layth teaches Maliki fiqh & the Muwatta locally in Birmingham, UK. His current areas of research are Fiqh, Hadith and the Islamic history of Andalusia.
In this video Mufti Abu Layth addresses the following topics during a Q&A session:
why/how did the other 'madhabs'/schools of thought die out?
'Qur'an & Sunnah' only approach?
differences in hadith narrations
praying for deceased non muslims
going to ulama/scholars
'urf'/custom in shari'a
how many different hadith are there?
learning through hadith
are 'madhabs' sects?
using the title 'mufti'
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