11 Facts About Ahl al-Hadith


In jurisprudence, Ahl al-Hadith opposed many of their contemporary jurists who based their legal reasoning on informed opinion ??? or living local practice ???, who were referred to, often derogatorily, as Ahl ar-Ra'y.

FactSnippet No. 1,814,395

In matters of faith, Ahl al-Hadith were pitted against the Mu'tazilites and other theological currents, condemning many points of their doctrines as well as the excessive rationalistic methods Mu'tazilites used in defending and justifying themselves.

FactSnippet No. 1,814,396

Scholarship of jurisprudential history highlighted that Zubair's methodology of proto-textualism had greatly impacted the scholars of Ahl al-Hadith who were characterized by their approach to hold a strictly textualist understanding of Quran and Hadith, while mostly rejecting the Qiyas method of Ahl al-Ra'y.

FactSnippet No. 1,814,397

Ahl al-Hadith movement emerged toward the end of the 8th century CE among scholars of hadith who held the Qur'an and authentic hadith to be the only acceptable sources of law and creed.

FactSnippet No. 1,814,398

Ahl al-Hadith strongly opposed the practice of Taqlid, which depended on the opinions of past Imams.

FactSnippet No. 1,814,399

Related searches


The scholars of the Ahl al-Hadith did not standardise themselves into an official mad'hab and held diverse juristic approaches.

FactSnippet No. 1,814,400

Ahl al-Hadith were characterized by their avoidance of all state patronage and by their social activism.

FactSnippet No. 1,814,401

Hanafi and Maliki jurists gradually came to accept the primacy of the Quran and hadith advocated by the Ahl al-Hadith movement, restricting the use of other forms of legal reasoning to interpretation of these scriptures.

FactSnippet No. 1,814,402

Scholars of the Ahl al-Hadith strongly condemned the doctrines of Kalam and its various schools such as Ash'arism and Mu'tazilism; accusing them of deviating from the Qur'an and Hadith.

FactSnippet No. 1,814,403

Ahl al-Hadith held that the zahir meaning of the Qur'an and the hadith have sole authority in matters of faith and that the use of rational disputation is forbidden even if it verifies the truth.

FactSnippet No. 1,814,404

Ahl al-Hadith held that iman increases and decreases in correlation with the performance of prescribed rituals and duties, such as the five daily prayers.

FactSnippet No. 1,814,405