Understanding Taqleed is in English Language written By Shaykh Mufti Muhammad Sajjaad. Shaykh defined that, whether a Person should follow one of the four school or not is an issue that has created much confusion amongst Muslims today. It is hoped this short treatise will serve to dispel much of the misinformation found about this issue and furnish the details for why the Four schools (Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi‘i and Hanbali) have such a central role in Sunni Islam.
Some key additions have been made to this second edition of the book. Several clear statements establishing Ijma (consensus) of the Umma upon the taqlīd of the four Imams have been now included. Similarly, a word has been added about our responsibility in the UK as ambassadors of Islam. Another addition is the appraisal of some of the texts often cited to argue against taqlīd. Due to the importance of this subject, the booklet is being distributed freely and no copyright exists preventing those who wish to reprint it from doing so. May Allah u accept this effort and reward all those who helped in any way in its production.
17th Safar 1432