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I heard that famous scholars like Imam Bhukhari[rah], Imam Muslim[rah] were born after the period of Imams of Maddhabs(Abuhanifa[rah],Shafi[rah]).

So,they should heard about Fiqh(Maddhab) and they should mention something about that in their books or to their students.

What did they(Imam Bhukhari[rah], Imam Muslim[rah]) say about the Madhhabs?

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Hazrat Bukhari , Hazrat Muslim were all from the Ahle Hadeeth (Ahlul Hadith) group as opposed to Ahle Ray(Followers of personal opinions). This is the reason people get conflicting opinions on whether Bukhari was Shafi, Hanbali etc ,infact he was neither of them, not a Muqallid!. This fact is explained in detail in another related answer here.

Hazrat Bukhari wrote an entire book opposing the Hanafi Madhab fiqh ruling on Rafuldayn called as Juz Al Rafuldayn. Imagine an erudite scholar and Muhaddith of that level writing a book on a single and apparently small issue of whether to raise Hands or not, This speaks a lot of the kind of environment he was living in !

An English translation of the book Juz Al Rafuldayn has recently appeared here

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post some source or references for your answer, pls. –  Muslim Jan 18 '13 at 6:10
Juz Al Rafidayn is a book authored by Imam Bukhari where he strongly refutes the Hanfi Opinion on Salat. Imagine he wrote entire book for this! –  Islam Jan 18 '13 at 17:32
where should I see the details of this book? can u send the link? –  Muslim Jan 18 '13 at 17:35
URDU BOOK ahlulhadeeth.net/book/Juzz_rafa_ul_Yadain.pdf –  Islam Jan 18 '13 at 17:42
sorry, I can't understand a single word on that book, could you provide any english link –  Muslim Jan 18 '13 at 18:05

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