Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal and His Methodology in Fiqh

This lecture by Iyad Hilal of the Al-Arqam Institute looks at Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal and his Usul. It will examine the historical situation at his time and the important contribution Imam Ahmad made to the Islamic Civilization.



  1. Life of Imam Ahmad
  2. His era
  • Politically
  • Intellectually
  • Socially
  • Fiqh environment
  1. His Fiqh
  • Was he a faqih or muhaddith?
  • His students
  • His Fiqhi views
  • The spread of his madhab
  1. His Usul
  • Legal sources
  1. Musnad
  2. Mihnah and Creation of the Qur’an
  3. Critiques of Imam Ahmed
  4. Conclusion


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