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.


3 Responses to “Classical Schools of Islamic Thought (Madh’habs)”

  1. Hamed Zaghw December 16, 2011 at 11:33 am #

    I am grateful for this program. It is refreshing to listen to Islamic ideas being made relevant to our modern modern life and the age we live in. Dr. Hathout is bright example of how a muslim not necessarily young in age but certainly new in his presentation of Islamic values. God bless.

  2. Imran January 1, 2012 at 8:46 am #

    Fantastic podcasts and presenting a the true spirit of Islam. Speculating on conjecture and doubt is nt the way of Islam it’s all about the bigger picture and the Light of Truth

    ” I have sqeezed the essence of the Quran and thrown the bones to the dogs”-Rumi

    Regards from the UK


  3. HK October 9, 2014 at 12:09 pm #

    Excellent talk! I just recently came across these and cannot wait to hear the rest of them.

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