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The Guessers—Described by Imaam Bukhaari and Imaam Nawawi

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ


Imaam Bukhaari (rahimahullaah) said, ‘Chapter:  Learning about the Laws of Inheritance.  Uqbah Bin Aamir said, ”Learn (the laws of Inheritance) before those who depend on Az-Zan (guessing), namely, those who base their judgment on mere presumption.”[1]


Imaam Nawawi (rahimahullaah) stated after this statement of Imaam Bukhaari (rahimahullaah): ”The meaning of this is (that) you should learn from those who possess true precision, expertise and fear of Allaah before they go away (through death) and then there appears a people who speak about knowledge in conformity with the desires of their souls and with presumptions, which have no (clear or unambiguous) proof in the Islamic legislation. [2]


[1] [Saheeh Al-Bukhaari. Book of Al-Fara’id (The Laws of Inheritance) Vol 8 Chapter 2. Page 380 (Darussalam)]

[2] Al-Majmoo 1/42