The Holy Quran, Hadith Traditions and Ijtihad are the three main sources of Shari’ah Law. They govern and define all aspects and characteristics of a muslim’s life.
Ijtihad, or the exercise of judgement, is the main source of Islamic laws in areas where the Holy Qur’an and the Traditions are not explicit. The exercise of this independent judgement can only be left in the hands of well-versed and erudite scholars of the Holy Qur’an and the Tradition.
The four great Imams, Imam Abu Hanifa, Imam Malik, Imam Shafi and Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal (رحمهم الله) played a vital role in the development of Islamic Jurisprudence. It is their works and efforts that have provided us with a guide which we use to adhere to the laws laid down by the Shari’ah.
Let us learn about their struggles and their great efforts to seek and spread knowledge, realize how despite the differences of opinion in the matters of fiqh, they had utmost respect for each other.
Let us be driven by the undying legacy they left behind, be in awe and take inspiration from their laborious lives in the way of Deen in a powerful PowerTalk “The Legends”
Ustadh Kashif Naseem Dilkusha is actively involved in spreading the message of Islam. While teaching deen he combines his experience with ‘ilm and a modern understanding which is certain to leave the students skilled and empowered. He is the founding member, lead instructor and the Project Head of Azaan Institute. He also heads Mushkeeza which is a non-government organization and is a valuable member of his family business setup. At present, Kashif is keenly involved with various Da’wah projects and activities held in Karachi. These projects and activities include delivery of Friday Khutbahs and lectures at numerous Masajids and institutes. His articles have been published in www.muslimmatters.org.
Ustadh Kashif earned his B.S. in Economics in 1998 Southeastern University, Washington D.C. Kashif then completed his Masters of Business Administration from Iqra University, Karachi. He also completed his 8 years Dars e Nizami and was awarded a graduation degree in 1st division (Mumtaz)under the supervision of Wifaaq-ul-Madaris.