Shaykh Muhammad Sa’id Ramadan al-Buti
Abandoning the Schools of Law is the Most Dangerous Innovation Threatening the Sacred Law
In the last century, a movement has appeared calling for the abandonment of the traditional schools of law [madhahib]. This misleading call, which scholars have termed al-la madhhabiyya, claims to be ‘following the Quran and the Sunna’ and caused much confusion amongst ordinary muslims. One of the sources of the spread of this innovation was a book written by Muhammad Sultan al-Ma‘sumi al-Khajnadi al-Makki that was translated to English and published as Should a Muslim Follow a Particular Madhhab? and The Blind Following of Madhhabs.
It was in response to this book that Shaykh al-Buti first wrote his groundbreaking work, Al-La Madhhabiyya. The current edition (and English translation) includes the aftermath of various debates Shaykh al-Buti engaged in and also his replies to the likes of Shaykh Nasir al-Din al-Albani, Muhammad ‘Id `Abbasi, Mahmud Mahdi al-Istanbuli and Khayr al-Din Wanli.