Dear Ustad-e-Garami Mubashir Nazir Sahib,
In your reply one new school of thought Zahiri came in knowledge. Who are they??? Kindly explain.
Arif Aziz, Karachi, Pakistan
Assalam o alaikum wa Rahmatullah e wa Barakatuhu
Zahiri is a famous school of thought. Actually the number of Fiqh Schools exceed 15 but four of them became more popular. Imam Dawood Zahiri & Ibn Hazam are their scholars. Ibn Taimiyah was also inclined towards their approach. Their major approach was to take the meaning of Quran & Sunnah in strict “literal” sense. They were against to consider the meaning of a verse in metaphorical / figurative sense. See the following links:
I hope this will help.
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