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What are the similarities/differences between the four Madhabs? Charts? [duplicate]

I'm very new to the studies of Islam so I apologize if my question is very basic. It is my understanding that madhab is a term to describe a school of thought AND that in general, there are four ...
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What are Ijma (izma) and qiyaas (kias) and when are they applied?

I have heard Ijma & Qias are applicable if there is nothing specific in The Quran or Hadith. Is that true?? So my question is what are Ijma and qiyaas, and when are they applicable?
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Is it necessary to follow a particular madhab?

As a new muslim, people tend to ask me which madhab do you follow... are you Hanafi, Maliki , Shafi or Hanbali? What do I answer? Why do some get annoyed if I say I am just a Muslim and since all ...
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What is the difference between qiyas and istislah?

I was just wondering if someone could explain the difference between istislah and qiyas to me and perhaps provide some examples for me. They both seem to involve the use of deductive reasoning and the ...
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What does it mean by the marriage is valid but its condition is illegal?

Sahih Bukhari Volume 009, Book 086, Hadith Number 090. Narrated By 'Abdullah : Nafi narrated to me that 'Abdullah said that Allah's Apostle forbade the Shighar. I asked Nafi', "What is the Shighar?...
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What is Ijmaa? How is it established?

As we've discussed in several other questions, one of the important bodies from which we derive fiqh (legislative rulings) is ijmaa, or consensus of the scholars. I wonder, then, how is it that ijmaa ...
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Did Muhammad bin idrees ash shafaee make such a statement?

Did ash shafaee say imam layth bin saad is better imam than imam malik? If imam layth bin saad is better than imam malik why don't we have laythi school of jurisprudence?
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Can you explain the status of mursal hadith?

Can you explain the status of a mursal hadith if it has sahih chain and the narrators are thiqah can it be used as evidence to prove something in Islam or is it regarded as a weak source? I believe ...
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What to do with majority opinions by scholars?

I've read these questions and their answers on consensus (ijma), forming a consensus through ijtehad, and opinion: A Question Concerning Consensus and Hadith What is Ijmaa? How is it established? ...
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Why are the Saudi scholars against females driving?

Saudi scholars claim that it is against the Sharia for women to drive. What are their evidences and reasoning?
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Levels of approval/disapproval

I'm aware of the following terms with regard to what is obligatory, allowed, and forbidden in islam: fard/wajib ("obligatory/necessary", see the question here for remarks on the difference, if any; ...
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What types of ahadith do scholars derive fiqh from?

There are many ways to classify ahadith. One method is by authenticity: is it saheeh (authentic beyond question), hassan (good), da'eef (weak), or mawdoo' (fabricated?) In my answer on another ...
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Does the Hanbali school of thought accept qiyas despite Ibn Hanbal rejecting it, and if so why?

Analogical reasoning (Qiyas), was likewise rejected as a valid source of law by Ibn Hanbal himself, with a near-unanimous majority of later Hanbalite jurists not only accepting analogical reasoning as ...
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Difference between Ijma' on transmission and Ijma' on opinion

What is the difference between Ijma' on the transmission (الإجماع على النقل) and Ijma' on the opinion? (إجماع في الرأي). Apparently, they are sub-categories of Ijma (الإجماع) but what is the precise ...
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Why do Shia hold Aql (intellect) in a higher position in comparison with other sects?

As you possibly know, Aql/Aghl (intellect) is regarded as one of the sources of Fiqh in Islam. In Shia Islam, there are four sources of Fiqh: Qur'an, Sunnah, Ijmaa’ and Aql. (www.wikifeqh.ir) But as ...

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