The Hanafi Madhab’s Approach to Classifying Legal Rulings
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
The scholars agree that in reality, every human action has a ruling unique to it. Killing an innocent human and an innocent petty lie are both unlawful (haram); however, one is immensely more grave than the other.
The Hanafis and the other schools agree on the main five-part classification of the rulings of the Shariah into: