Understanding Of Islamic Teachings By Common Person
I just saw a clip of Ghamidi sb with Hassan Ilyas about research in deen by common man. His answer didn’t satisfy me fully. I agree with him that research can be done only by those who know methodology of research and not by an illiterate person. But what’s the problem if a common man reads translation of Quran by five different scholars or tafseer by five different scholars and accepts one of them or reject some of them according to his understanding of their narration. That’s not research. For example I accept Ghamidi sb’s stance on purdah but don’t accept his stance on zakat. I recall statement of renowned scholars that one will become gumrah if he reads Quran himself without guidance of scholars or teacher. If Ghamidi sb is trying to confirm similar statement then I don’t agree. Quran itself says that it has been revealed in easy narration. Is there any one to think.
I am not scholar of Arabic but learnt some basic Arabic so that I can understand meaning of Quran during its recitation. I read translation of different scholars, word by word and tafseer of Maulana Moudodi and one other scholars and found lot of difference in it.
My point is only that a common man who has understanding, can make his opinion after listening to different scholars and doesn’t have to follow blindly one scholar only. or accept his fatwa blindly because it has been said by a renowned scholar.
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