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Minute with a Muslim #082 – Which Madhab Should I Follow

Tom Facchine

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Yeah, there's a fine line when it comes to sort of the meth hubs and sort of the different subgroups that we have, obviously, anybody who knows you to commit suicide, we support now the four traditional meth hubs, and we respect them. And we accept the differences that occurred between them. And it's fine and acceptable and great that an individual lay person follows any one of them. You know, it's not necessary that every single individual becomes familiar with the rulings of all the four or goes directly back to the evidence or, you know, all these sorts of things. Some people don't, that's not their role in life there. They don't have the talent or ability or time in order

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to do that, as long as they're not bigoted about it. And this is I guess, the the connection I want to make is that as long as that lay person is not bigoted about it or partisan about it, then they can learn just one way, even if there's multiple acceptable ways, and that's fine. But as you've said before, you can't then assume that your way is the only way. And then you go and you see what other people are doing. say that's not right. And you know, I learned this from this book. Okay. Well, you learn from a book, and he learned from a book and how many books are there out there, right. There's multiple ways of doing quite a bit when it comes to the show. Yeah. And so that's, I

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think the key ingredient for the layperson, not having a partisan mentality, not being bigoted, taking that slice of humble pie and knowing that if you know one way to do things, that doesn't mean that it's the only way and so it can really easily kind of bleed over and that's unfortunate. You see a lot of the form of that have, you know, a Maliki's, you know, they cheerlead for themselves and humbly is cheerlead for themselves, and so on and so forth. And there's a certain degree of it, which is fun and camaraderie and just you know, whatever. And that's, that's cool. That's no problem. But it's tough, because there's a really fine line between that. And then when you're,

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you're maybe encouraging somebody or you're tilting towards the position where you're going to make it hard for somebody to be open minded, right towards other ways of doing things. And we really need especially in North America, where we're all mixed up, we don't have one predominant method. In North America, especially in this community here that we're in, we really need acceptance and understanding almost like an appreciation course or a survey course. So that everybody understands what is the full diversity of what we're allowed to practice so that they're not bigoted and misunderstand things right? This is actually part of the the vitality of the religion that we don't

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over narrow it and make it too narrow, that we understand exactly what is the acceptable diversity and what's the unacceptable diversity. So it's a fine line. So for the lay people, we asked the lay people to realize that if you learn one way, just understand that's not the only not necessarily the only way be humble about it. And for the people who are students and scholars, you know, maybe toned down the cheerleading just a little bit sometimes, because we don't want to give people the wrong impression, right. We want humbly to see a Manichaean prayer and be accepting and not have some sort of challenge or ego based sort of confrontation after the prayer and vice versa. Right.