A school of legal thought.

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Can I follow both Shafi and Hanafi Asr times at the same time?

I'm confused about which Asr time I should follow. Can I pray in both of these times. If not then which has more evidence to support it, that I should follow it?
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What is the origin of the concept of four ways to follow Islam?

Many times I hear people say (there are four ways to follow Islam) and many similar things, and that the four Madhahib (Al Malikiyah, Al Hanafiyah, Al Shafi'iyah, and Al Hanabalah) are these four ways ...
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Madh'hab view from famous muhadditheens

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 ...
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How do (Sunni) people choose their madh-hab?

There are now several school of thoughts (madh-habs) in Islam. They are following different Imams and the method of practicing the religion is slightly different. Basically the question is how people ...
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Do any schools consider eel haram, and why?

Given that eel is clearly a water animal, one would think that it would fall under the general ruling of the hadith wherein the sea's water is pure and its dead is permissible. However, I clearly ...
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Did Imam Ash-Shafei reject some hadith?

I was once told by a Shafei scholar that Imam Ash-Shafei rejected hadith narrated by two Sahaba. I distinctly remember one of them to be Amr ibn Al-Aas, and the second one was Abu Sufiyan or one his ...
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Tasleem at the end of salat - Maliki school

How do the Malaki school of fiqh (islamic jurisdiction) make the Tasleem at the end of salat? I have heard that if someone was praying with you at your side then you can just say the salams to that ...
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Do the four Sunni Madh'hab 'divide' Muslims?

What are the rulings over differences in opinion between Madh'habs? How should they be resolved? As an example: as the Hanafi interpretation of 'Praying the prayers according to it's time' leading to ...
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Mixing rulings from different madhabs?

For example, lets say madhab A argues bleeding invalidates wudu but touching to women (for men) doesn't, and madhab B says exact opposite. Can a layman Muslim argue something like one of these; ...
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Where and when did the notion of “You must follow one madhhab exclusively” originate?

Can someone with knowledge on the evolution of fiqh pinpoint something in history about where this notion originated from? Today we hear from one side that following one madhhab exclusively is almost ...