Taqleed or following one of the four legal schools is not a new phenomenon. Historically, scholars of great calibre and luminaries, each one being a specialist in his own right, were known to have adhered to one of the four legal schools. It is only in the previous century that a minority group emerged advocating a severe ban on following one of the four legal schools.
This book endeavours to address the topic of Taqleed and elucidates why it is necessary to do Taqleed in this day and age, It will also, by the divine will of Allah, dispel some of the confusions surrounding this topic and provide an elaborative response to some of the commonly posed questions questions such as, why choose to follow these four only? Is it necessary to act upon every authentic Hadeeth? Is practising taqleed shirk? and so forth.
Shaykh Mufti Saiful Islam born in 1974 is a traditionally trained scholar. He memorised the holy Quran at the age of 13. He studied the Arabic language and various other traditional Islamic sciences at Darul Uloom Bury, UK under many auspicious scholars notably Shaykh Muhammad Yusuf Motala. There he received authorizations in various books including the six major books of Ahadeeth. He studied Ifta under one of the senior Muftis in the UK Shaykh Mufti Shabbir Ahmad.
In 1996 Shaykh Mufti Saiful Islam established Jamiah Khatamun Nabiyeen (JKN). Today, JNK has accelerated to become recognised worldwide as an institute of learning, as well as the founder, principal and director of JKN Shaykh Mufti Saiful Islam took up responsibilities in many other departments locally, nationally and internationally.
He is the editor of the famous family magazine Al-Mumin. He currently holds the posts as the president of Tawakkulia Jami Masjid in Bradford and chairperson of Al-Kawthar welfare foundation. He is also the patron of Al-mumin Primary school and Olive secondary school in Bradford.