Sunday, 21 May 2017
Being Hanafi without Being Barelvi or Deobandi
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
It is perfectly possible to be a Hanafi by fiqh, and ignore everything that is Deobandi and Barelvi. The Hanafi madzhab existed long before these two groups, and it is perfectly functional disregarding every fatwa and every scholar that is Deobandi or Barelvi. I do not care for them, their jurisprudential positions or their quarrelsome traditions.