I just want to know the significance of learning fiqh, can u please kindly relate to this matter thoroughly
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I just want to know the significance of learning fiqh, can u please kindly relate to this matter thoroughly jzk
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In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Al Maidah verse 3:
Today I (Allah) have perfected your deen for you and completed my Blessing on you and approved Islam as your way of life.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale-Imran verse 19:
Indeed, Islam in the ONLY right way of life in the Sight of Allah.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale-Imran verse 85:
And whoever adopts any other than this way of Islam, that way shall not be accepted from him and in the Hereafter, he shall be among the losers.
Islam is the name of that perfect way or conduct or code of life which the Lord Creator Himself has approved for mankind. Allah and His Messenger (saws) have guided mankind who wish to listen to good caution regarding each and every single aspect of their lives; be it personal, social, commercial, spiritual, determination of lawful and the unlawful, acts and rites of worship, governance, .etc. Regardless of which aspect of lives one wishes Divine guidance, the code or way or conduct can be found from the Quran and the Sunnah.
This science or philosophy of law of the code or way or conduct of life ordained and approved by the Lord Creator is known as Islamic Jurisprudence or Fiqh, and the Messenger of Allah (saws) declared it absolutely obligatory upon every person who professes belief in Allah and the Last Day to seek and learn at least the basics of this Knowledge of Fiqh.
Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said: The seeking of knowledge is obligatory for every Muslim.
IT IS THE OBLIGATORY DUTY OF A BELIEVER TO KNOW AND LEARN AT LEAST THE BASICS OF FIQH.ESPECIALLY THE LAWS WHICH CONCERN HARAAM HALAAL, RITES OF WORSHIP, ETC. ONE SHOULD BE AT LEAST AWARE OF THESE LAWS.
By no means does this Command of the Messenger of Allah (saws) should be taken to mean that each and every believer must become a scholar and know each and every aspect of Islamic Jurisprudence or Fiqh, but every person who professes belief in Allah and the Last Day must strive to at least learn the basics of the deen, especially the laws which concern the obligatory rites and rituals of worship, the obligatory duties and responsibilities which the Lord demands from His slaves, the determination of the lawful and the unlawful in Islam, etc.
Allah's Messenger (saws) said: A single scholar of religion is more formidable against the Shaytaan than a thousand devout people!
Allah's Messenger (saws) said: Acquiring knowledge in company for an hour in the night is better than spending the whole night in prayer.
Allah's Messenger (saws) said: One who goes out to search for knowledge is (devoted) to the Cause of Allah till he returns.
The Prophet (saws) said, "The best among you (Muslims) are those who learn the Qur'an and teach it."
Allah's Messenger (saws) said: He whom death overtakes while he is engaged in acquiring knowledge with a view to reviving Islam with the help of it, there will be one degree between him and the Prophets in Paradise.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,