Section 1: Foundational Principles


Author’s Introduction

Chapter 1: Ghuloo (Extremism) in the religion

Chapter 2: Over Delving and Argumentation in the Religion

Chapter 3: The Prohibition of Taqleed (blind following) in the Religion

Chapter 3.1: The Enmity between followers and their misguided leaders on Qiyamah

Chapter 3.2: Warning from Madhabism!

Chapter 4: The Condemnation of Ra’i (Opinion)

Chapter 5: The Prohibition of Excessiveness and delving into matters which do not concern one’s self

Chapter 6.1: Condemning religious feuding and argumentation

Chapter 6.2: Authentic Narrations from Al-Ajurri’s ‘Al-Shari’a’ and Others Condemning Religious Feuding and Argumentation

Chapter 7: The Proofs Pertaining to Qiyaas

Chapter 8: Warnings Against Innovation

Chapter 9: Distancing one’s self from Heretics

Chapter 10: The Proofs Permitting Jarh

Chapter 11: Asking a Question Regarding a Person’s Reliability

Chapter 12: Jarh which is Impermissible unless due to a Religious Need

Chapter 13: If you do not need to Criticise a Specific Person, say, “What is the Matter with Some People.”

Chapter 14: Jarh of the Living or the Dead due to the Religious Greater Good

Chapter 15: If Someone has Mistakenly been made Jarh of, then He is Discharged from the Claim

Chapter 16: Responding to One who makes Mistakes in Hadith


Section 2: The Critics of Abu Hanifah:


  1. Abdullah bin Idrees & Abdullah bin Zubair Al-Humaydi
  2. ‘Abdullah bin Abu Dawud Al-Sijistani & ‘Abdullah bin ‘Adi