Have we Surpassed the Classical Scholars of Islām?
By Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwāmah
Translated by Muntasir Zamān
Some people claim:
Nowadays the available books of Sunnah are many and more easily accessible for contemporary researchers as opposed to earlier scholars. Furthermore, benefiting from such works have become a simpler task due to printing, various indexes, and computer programs. Thus, it is a simple task to rely on these works, accept what is proven, abandon what is not proven, establish those juristic rulings that are substantiated with evidence, and filter jurisprudence from unsubstantiated opinions.
There are several answers to this claim: