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    Question ID: 37019Country: India


    Question: (1) What is Ijma and Qiyas and why we should follow them? (2) Can we just follow Quran and Hadith? (3) In my place during most of the marriages the bride groom gets a lot of money and gold from the bride and walimah also given by the bride family. And the bridegroom ties a gold chain to the bride's neck same like the Hindu marriage customs. So please tell me whether I should attend these kinds of nikah and walimah or not?

    Answer ID: 37019

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 299/239/B=1433) (1) The Islamic Shariah is based on four foundations: (1) The Holy Quran. (2) Hadith. (3) Ijma (consensus). (4) Qiyas (analogy). It is necessary and wajib to follow these sources. Ijma and Qiyas have been extracted from the holy Quran and Hadith. These four are the Usool (principle) of Shariah. It is foolish to raise questions of why and how in Usool. You cannot ask any judge about the law of Indian court why it is so. (2) As it is necessary for us to follow the holy Quran and Hadith, in the same way it is necessary to follow those Usool and Furoo (derivative issues) extracted from the holy Quran. Otherwise people will start following their own will in the name of the Quran and Hadith. It is obvious that the person who follows his own will shall not be called the follower of the holy Quran and Hadith. (3) It is meanness to bring gold and money for a husband from the home of bride. You should avoid participating in such walimah.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India