What is Zahiri School of Thought?


Dear Ustad-e-Garami Mubashir Nazir Sahib,

In your reply one new school of thought Zahiri came in knowledge. Who are they??? Kindly explain.

Best Rgds

Arif Aziz, Karachi, Pakistan


Dear Brother

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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What is Zahiri School of Thought?
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