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Mu’adh ibn Jabal and Taqleed

June 30, 2011 8 comments

Imam Tirmidhi and Imam Abu Dawood have both narrated that when the Prophet (sallalahu alaihi wa sallam) sent Mu’adh ibn Jabal (radhiallahu anhu) to Yemen (as a governor), he asked him:

“How will you judge if you are asked to do so?”

Mu’adh said: “I will judge according to the Book of Allah.”

The Prophet: “And if you do not find it in the Book of Allah?”

Muadh: “Then I will judge according to the Sunnah of His Messenger.”

The Prophet : “And if you do not find it in the Sunnah of the Messenger, or in the Book of Allah?” Read more…

Categories: Mu'adh ibn Jabal, Taqleed
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