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Imam al-Ghazali has also written that “if musical instruments have become the Al-Shawkani then quotes Imam al-Ghazali’s commentary on this hadith, “The. Ali al-Shawkani, who died in /, was a figure of major importance Chapter one describes the Yemen under Imam al-Mahdi Abbas (d. The Biography of Imam Shawkani By Salahuddin Ali Abdul Mawjood. The biography provides details about his life and his family the era in which he lived his.

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Retrieved from ” https: Ibn Hazm has stated that the Prophet said: Quick links Latest additions Search Browse by year Browse by department. International students Research degrees. Ali al-Shawkani, Darr al-sihabah fi manaqib al-qarabah wa-l-Sahabah. What is the ruling on TV photos and Camera pictures?

He is credited with developing a series of syllabi for attaining various ranks of scholarship and used a strict system of legal analysis based on Sunni thought. Deposit Guide Policies About. Adjuicature Customs New Issues.

Durham e-Theses Home Questions? Born into a Zaydi Shi’a Muslim family, ash-Shawkani later on adopted the ideology within Sunni Islam and called for a return to the textual sources of the Quran and hadith.

And every other kind of instrument remains permissible such as tambourines even with jingles, drums, striking drums with branches, guitars and the like, or any other instrument.

It is also noteworthy that excess of music and singing can take the act beyond its permissibility to the shaakani of reprehensible acts, and perhaps even to the category of impermissibility. Arabic Wikisource has original text related to this article: God is most high and all knowledgeable.

Part two begins in chapter six with a discussion of al-Shawkani, the man, his education, his period of office as chief qadi and his disciples. Revival and Reform in Islam: Doctoral thesis, Durham University.


The purpose of this dissertation is twofold. Fatwa Request About us Contact Us. He is often referred to as Imam al-Shawkani out of deference to his intellectual achievements, but not being a sayyid a descendant of the Prophet he could never have been ruler of the state.

As a result, he opposed much of the Zaydi doctrine. This is achieved both through musical instruments and through human voices. A History of Shi’i Islam revised ed. Whosoever does not intend either disobedience or obedience, then this action is simple amusement and it is ineffectual and such an act is pardoned such as a person walking in his garden strolling or one sitting on his doorstep relaxing. A man of tremendous intellectual stature he wrote extensively on a number of subjects and for much of his life was chief gadi in Sanca.

The modern Yamani state has indeed pursued suawkani anti-Zaydi policy in the guise of Islamic reform, drawing extensively on al-Shawkani’s teachings. In his book entitled al-Sayl al-jarrar shawkaani, al-Shawkani denounced the Kitab al-azhar fi fiqh al-a’immat al-athar of Imam al-Mahdi Ahmad b. Historiographer, bibliographer, Islamic scholarjurist. Love the token of faith, as taught by the Prophet Shawkabi. What is paradoxical in Yemen is that even though Imam al-Hadi enunciated the principle that following a living mujtahid was preferable to following a dead one, the jurisprudence fiqh of al-Hadi fiqh Hadawi dhawkani dominated Zaydi law in Yemen over the centuries.

Al-Shawkani may have sawkani Hadawi fiqh but was he still a Zaydi? In his view, Zaydi theological and legal teachings had no basis in revelation but reflected the unsubstantiated opinions of the Zaydi imams and therefore had to be rejected. Abstract The shakwani of this dissertation is twofold.

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It is divided Into two parts: There are several pages about Imam Yahya Hamid al-Din whom Haykel rightly describes as a mujtahid which was not the case with the Imams whom al-Shawkani served and who was essentially a Hadawi in legal matters but not a rigid one like his father; Yahya issued his own ikhtiyarat legal choices when differing from the Hadawi shawkzni.


Sincerepublicans in Yaman have continuously used al-Shawkani’s teachings and works to undermine the past doctrines shawkanu the Zaydi imamate and Zaydi Shi’ism itself.

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Power then passed to al-Mansur’s son, al-Mutawakkil Ahmad d. Amusement and entertainment help one in seriousness and serious matters as one cannot tolerate such matters without aid, except for the Prophets upon them be peace. Regime and Periphery in Northern Yemen: The Legacy of Muhammad al-Shawkani.

Of his work issuing fatwas, ash-Shawkani stated “I acquired knowledge without a price and I wanted to give it thus. What is the legal ruling for resorting to the bihs’a ordeal?

Revival and Reform in Islam: The Legacy of Muhammad al-Shawkani

They have agreed that any sort of singing of music that causes disobedience or aids in disobedience is impermissible as singing is comprised of words so its good is permitted and its bad is impermissible. In shawkain we can say that the issue of singing, with instruments and without, is an issue that has caused scholarly dispute throughout all ages. These scholars have agreed on aspects regarding the issues and have disagreed in other aspects.

This is even more so as there is no single text proof that specifically outlaws music. The correct translation is: This situation, however, indicates a level lesser than wholeness as the whole person is he who is in no need of other than the truth to aid him.

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He enjoys a following which extends beyond Yemen and Zaydi circles. All rights reserved to Dar al-Iftaa Al-Missriyyah.

Beyond Yemen, his works are widely used in Sunni schools. Muhammad ash-Shawkani — [1] was a Yemeni scholar of Islamjurist and reformer.