Chapter “with guest Maha Awad”

Classical Schools of Islamic Thought (Madh’habs)

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“Verily ,as for those who have broken the unity of their faith and have become sects, tough hast nothing to do with them. Behold, their case rests with God: and in time He will make them understand what they were doing.”(Quran 6:159).

The schools of thought that evolved during the early three centuries of the history of Islam were considered a sign of vitality and progressive thinking in the past. Problems creeped in when these schools became sects demanding blind following and parasitic dependence. That then led to stagnation, stifling of creativity as well as fanatic divisions.

In this podcast, Dr. Maher Hathout speaks with TV personality and journalist Maha Awad about a call for revision of this area.


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