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Shaykh 'ʿAbd al Hayy al-Lucknaawee says: Whoever dives into the oceans of fiqh and the fundamentals of jurisprudence with an open mind, and does not allow himself to be prejudiced, will know with certainty that in most of the principal and subsidiary issues in which the scholars have differed, the madh′hab of the scholars of ḥadīth is firmer than other madh′habs. Every time I go into the branches of difference of opinion, I find the view of the muhadditheen nearest to justice - their reward is with Allāh, and He will thank them. How could it be otherwise, when they are the true inheritors of the Prophet (ṣallallāhu 'ʿalayhi wa Sallam), and the sincere agents of his Law; may Allāh include us in their company and make us die loving them. [Imām al-Kʿalám fīmaa yata'allaq bil-Qiraa'ah Khalfil Imām (p. 156)]


Imām as-Subkee says: "The most important affair of the Muslims is the Prayer, which every Muslim must care about and ensure its performance and the establishment of its essentials. Related to Prayer are issues on which there is consensus and there is no escaping the truth, and other issues in which the scholars have differed. The correct approach is either to keep clear of dispute if possible, or to look for what is authentically- proven from the Prophet (ṣallallāhu 'ʿalayhi wa-sallam) and adhere to that. When one does this, his Prayer will be correct and righteous, and included in the words of the Exalted, "So whoever expects to meet his Lord, let him work correct, righteous deeds." (Sūrah al-Kahf 18:110) [Al-Fatāwá (1/148)]

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