Pick of the Day – Synopsis: Abandoning the Madhabs, Shaykh Al-Buti

Al-La Madhhabiyya – Abandoning the Madhhabs is the Most Dangerous Bid`ah Threatening the Islamic Shari`ah

Shaykh Dr. Muhammad Sa`id Ramadan al-Buti

Published by Sunni Publications, 2007, Pages: 180

In the last century, a movement has appeared calling for the abandonment of the traditional Islamic Madhhabs. This misleading call falsely presented as ‘following the Qur’an and Sunnah’ has caused confusion amongst the Muslim masses. The people of knowledge have termed this movement’s call and its supporters ‘la madhhabiyya’. One of the sources for the spread of this innovation was a book written by Muhammad Sultan al-Ma‘sumi al-Khajnadi al-Makki which was translated and distributed in English as ‘Should a Muslim Follow a Particular Madhhab?’ and ‘The Blind Following of Madhhabs’.


It was in response to this book, taught and revered by prominent ‘la madhhabi’ scholars, that Shaykh Dr. Muhammad Sa‘id Ramaḍan al-Buti first wrote his groundbreaking work. Later editions of this book, the translation of which we have before us, included the aftermath of various debates Shaykh al-Buti was subsequently challenged to by his opponents and also incorporated counter-replies to the likes of the late Shaykh Muhammad Nasiruddin al-Albani, Muhammad ‘Id `Abbasi, Mahmud Mahdi al-Istanbuli and Khayruddin Wanli.


This book is a decisive refutation of those who call to the misguidance of ‘Abandoning the Madhhabs’ for it is, indeed, The Most Dangerous Bid`ah Threatening the Islamic Shari`ah.


Table of Contents


Introduction to the English Edition

Shaykh Al-Buti’s Handwritten Introduction

Shaykh Al-Buti’s Fatwa on Following a Madhab

Introduction to the First Edition

Introduction to the Second Edition

My (Shaykh Al-Buti’s) Father’s Statement

Introduction to the New Edition

Summary of what was discussed in the Kurras

Undisputed Matters

The new claim made in the Kurras, Its evidences and Rebuttle

Necessity of Taqlid, The validity and evidence for adhering to a specific Madhab

Summary of a debate between myself (Shaykh Al-Buti) and some La Madhabi’s


Appendix: Regarding the Book ‘ Al-Ta’assub Al-Madhabiyya ‘



The book is available now from www.islamopedia.co.uk

3 thoughts on “Pick of the Day – Synopsis: Abandoning the Madhabs, Shaykh Al-Buti”

  1. I am trying to download this book but the link is not working. Please help as I need this book for my university essay. JazakAllah

    1. Mahmood,

      Apologies for such a late reply.

      I am not sure that you can download the book, and I think it’s out of print so not available for sale either.

      Speak with the Publishers Sunni Publications who may be able to assist.

      Was Salam

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