WebbTranslators | December 21, 2010 1:00 am
By Dr. Yusuf al-Qaradawi1 | Translated, with slight modifications, by Muslema Purmul
Between Absolutism and Negligence
Linguistic definition: Arabic linguists say that taqlīd is derived from the root word qalāda, which is a necklace that is fastened around the neck. From it comes the taqlīd of a road; it is as though the follower fastens the ruling around the neck of the mujtahid, like a necklace.
Technical definition: Taqlīd is what Imam Ash-Shaukani describes in Sayl Al-Jarrār as acting upon another’s words without evidence. Continue reading