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Description : In recent times there has sprung up a sect which has styled itself with the misleading title Salafis . The salient feature of the members of this sect is their venom for Taqleed or the Islamic concept of following the illustrious Aimmah-e-Mujtahideen . While they in general denounce all the Math-habs they entertain a special aversion for Hadhrat Imaam A'zam Abu Hanifah (rahmatullah alayhi). The main item of the Salafi prpaganda is to disseminate the idea that a great part of the Hanafi teachin is the product of Imaam Abu Hanifah's opinion. They baselessly and maliciously claim that there is neither Qur'aanic nor Hadith evidence for many of the teachings of the Hanafi Math-hab. In fact they perpetrate the slander of falsely claiming that many of Imaam Abu Hanifah's teachings are in open conflict with the Ahaadith of Rasulullah (salallahu alayhi wassallam). One such false accusation pertains to the practice of Rafa' Yadain . Rafa' Yadain in the context of this treastise is the practice of raising

Author : Mujlisul-Ulama of South Africa