A Final Word On The Dhaahirees

Ibn Al-Qayyim said:

“Ahlul Dhaahir restrict the understanding of the texts, how many rulings to the text indicate yet they did not understand its indications? The reason for this error is their restriction of textual implications to merely the apparent text without taking into consideration the other textual implications…” (1)

Shaykh Mashhoor states:

“Ibn Al-Qayyim in Al-I’laam has a case study of the errors of those who become engrossed in being rigid in stopping at the wordings and the errors of those who become engrossed in the Ma’aanee (semantics and pragmatics) (2). Making sure one is between the two is very important.” (3)

He then goes on to say:

“(In conclusion) fiqh is harmony between the wording and the meaning, we neither want to broaden the meaning without any rules based on Ra’y nor do we wish to become rigid on the wordings and neglect the meanings.” (4)


(1) I’laam Al-Muwaqqi’een, vol.3

(2) See this post for more info.

(3) Taken from “The Madhhab Of Ahlul Hadeeth” by Shaykh Mashhoor Hasan Aal-Salmaan, p.102

(4) Ibid. p. 110


One Response to “A Final Word On The Dhaahirees”

  1. why don’t u leave the comments (posted in your blog) for moderation before these are posted ? I mean some comments may not be appropriate, may be not good enough, which are supposed to be deleted etc you know.

    Just a thought for you to consider.

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