Category Archives: Hanbali Fiqh

Raising Hands in Dua After the Prayer – Hanbali School

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An important principle of orthodox Sunni Islam is that we respect the four schools of law (Madhabs).

When matters of possible dispute arise – such as if something argued to be bidah or shirk – we examine what the fatwa positions of the four madhabs are on these issues. If we find that one of the madhab’s fatwa position is that the issue is NOT bidah nor shirk, we then know that there is leeway in the matter, and we cannot condemn others for the position they follow.

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Walking

Imam Ibn Balban said in his work Mukhtasar al-Ifadat:

“Point of benefit: If a person walks with someone who is higher than them in terms of rank and virtue, then he should walk on the other person’s hand side, similar to how he would be to the Imam in the prayer. If however the other person (he is walking with) is lesser than him in rank then he should walk on the other person’s left hand side, meaning that this person is to his right.”