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Madhabs and talfiq?

So I follow the shafii madhab for most stuff but I have a problem with incontince for after peeing and in Maliki madhab says that it doesn’t break wudhu and if I follow this would this be considered ...
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Can we follow some rules from Zahiri Madhab?

Did Zahiri Madhab originate in the Salaf era? Can we follow some rules?
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Why are there so many attacks on Imam Abu Hanifah RH (for example saying his hadiths have no value, that he is a liar, being compared to dajjal etc

Attack on Abu Hanifah RH by Ahmad bin Hanbal RH: Imam Hanbal said that a goats faecees is on par with the fatwas of Abu Hanifah Source: Tarikh Al Baghdad Vol 13 pg 411 Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal said Imam ...
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Is polygamy mubah or recommended?

Is polygamy mubah or recommended? What are the opinions of the 4 Sunni madhabs on this? Girls suffer a lot in polygamy. The first wife suffers a lot. What is the remedy for this in Islam?
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Why do we have the divison of Hanafi's and malikis and others if the holy book is one?

If the holy book is one and it has mentioned of how to pray, why do we have the variations of prayer between the Islamic scholars Hanafi,Maliki,Shafi'i,Hanbali,Zahiri Why is there a difference of so ...
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Did Imam Ibn Jarir al Tabari say women can be Imams of prayer?

Whenever I searched about the issue of the permissibility of a woman leading a prayer, I find that many people cite al Tabari as having given a verdict that women can indeed lead the prayer. But I ...
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Different madhhabs

What happens when different madhhabs differ on a ruling, like the Hanafi, Hanbali Maliki and Shafi, does that mean that in each madhhab all of its members agree and on an opinion and in the other ...
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How do we reconcile Offensive jihad with the prophetic injunction to not desire an encounter with the enemy?

As I understand it, Offensive Jihad which is the initiation of warfare against the kuffar based on their rejection of Islam is proven from the Qur'an, Sunnah and the Madhahib of the Salaf: Allah said: ...
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Did some Scholars equate ḍarūrah with Ikrah?

I was reading this statement by a Scholar That some of them (People of Knowledge) do not differentiate between ikrāh (compulsion) and ḍarūrah (necessity), so they make what is permitted in the case of ...
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Ijtehad by a layman to choose a madhab?

When I was 10/11 I used to pray in both hanafee mosque and shafaee mosque as both were around 200 meters from house in opposite directions. Since as a layman I dont know which madhab to choose. Are ...
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Was the display as deterence of a kidnapping group, killed in crossfire by the Taliban, Islamic?

The Guardian, a left leaning liberal paper based on the UK reported on the killing of a kidnapping group in Afghanistan. There were four of them and they had abducted a father and son. The kidnappers ...
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Did abu hanifah say aqeeqah is an innovation?

I spent 30 minutes looking for evidences for a statement i heard. The statement is : Abu Hanifa said aqeeqah (sunnah of sacrificing animals to withdraw new born as mortgage from Allah) is an ...
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What is Madrasathul Athar and Madrasthul Ra'y?

I came across these two terms while reading a book and I couldn't fully understand what the book said. The book said Madrasathul Ra'y was the school of thought of Imam Abu Hanifa Rahimullah and ...
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What differences are there in funerary practices between madhhabs?

I am not Muslim; just writing a paper. I understand that there are eight schools of jurisprudence according to the Amman Message of 2004 (disregarding the doubts I've seen some people express about ...
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Can you declare someone a "kafir" who denies that hijab is a part of Islam?

Can a Muslim ask a hujjah to do gtakfir, by declaring kafir a person who denies Quranic concepts such as hijab?
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Why does the Shafi'i Madhab permit killing all non Muslim adult males during Jihad?

Why does the Shafi'i Madhab permit killing all non Muslim adult males during Jihad? Is it just because of their disbelief? Isn't that too cruel? Bidayat al-Mujtahid Ibn Rushd writes: They disagreed ...
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What is the source of these statements of 4 Imam?

Statements: Imam Abu Haneefah (may Allah have mercy on him) said: "If the hadeeth is saheeh then that is my madhhab." “It is not permissible for anyone to follow what we say if they do not ...
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Madhab of the salaf and the 4 madahib (Maliki, Shafi'i, Hanbali, Hanafi)

Salamo3alaykom, I don't understand when scholars refer to something as "madhabu as-Salaf u Saalih". Aren't the Madahib 4 which are already known? I don't want to discredit the biggest scholars of this ...
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How are Adhan and Iqama recited in the Ibadi madhhab?

Assalamu Alaikum, I was researching the way different madhhabs perform adhan and iqama, but I couldn't find reliable information regarding the Ibadi madhhab's adhan and iqama... The only thing I ...
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Why do sects insist on existing even though it is clearly forbidden?

there are some verses in the Quran which clearly prohibit to be in sects or to identify oneself as someone other than a plain muslim, so why do sects insist on existing even though it is clearly ...
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Can I do prayer at this time?

So I am a Muslim, I use the Hanafi fiqh (so does the rest of my family), and I use ‘Islamic University of Sciences, Karachi’ as my calculation method (because it matches with Abu Hanifa’s opinion), ...
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Should I say "Ameen" loudly if I'm the only one to do so?

In a congregation where the "Ameen" is said silently after the Fatiha such as the Hanafi, if I'm of the view that the stronger view is it should be say loudly or my particular school of thought ...
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Do the muqtadis need to recite anything while praying behind the imam, whether it is during silent salah or loud salah?

When praying the fard of Dhuhr/Zuhr and Asr salah in congregation behind the imam, the imam recites everything silently. According to some websites, it is makrooh tahrimi to recite anything behind ...
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Raf'ol yadayn when I am praying behind a imam of different madhab

I'am used to do raf'ol yadayn in prayer... but when I am praying behind an imam, can I do rafol yadayn when imam didn't? or shouldn't I do that and need to follow the imam? If I do so, will my salat ...
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Is the night prayer obligatory or desirable?

I searched for this subject, but I found that the Hanbali, Maliki, Shafi'i and Hanafi madhhab differed in the ruling on the night prayer. وقال تعالى: ﴿أَمَّنْ هُوَ قَانِتٌ ءانَاء ٱلَّيْلِ سَـٰجِداً ...
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How many Sunnah and Nafl rak'at one should offer in Jumuah salah according to all the 4 Imaams?

I want to know how many sunnah and nafl rak'ats one should offer in Jumuah prayer/salah according to all the 4 Imaams? It would be great if you could tell me in details about all 4 Imaams.
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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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What does the "Taqlid Period, after the formation of Madhabs and the closing of the gate of ijtihad" refer to?

A. Maftuhin, The Historiography of Islamic Law: The Case of Tarikh al-Tashri' Literature, Al-Jāmi‘ah: J. Islamic Studies, 2016 (URL), writes: Islamic law used to be powerful, and now it suffered a ...
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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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Is it true that the Prophet Muhammad foretold the birth of Malik ibn Anas?

From Wikipedia: According to classical Sunni tradition, the Prophet Muhammad foretold the birth of Malik, saying: "Very soon will people beat the flanks of camels in search of knowledge and they ...
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According to the four Sunni schools, is it impermissible to follow an extinct madhhab?

There seems to be a number of Sunni madhhabs which are considered extinct, e.g.: Awza'i, Jariri, Laythi, Thawri, Zahiri. Question: According to the four Sunni schools, is it impermissible to follow ...
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Sources of Fiqh from Madhabs

Within the sunni branch of Islam, there are the 4 major Madhabs (Hanafi, Shafii, Maliki and Hanbali). My question is, is there a book or compilation of sources for each and every fiqh draw by Imam Abu ...
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Does the Hanafi madhab allow men to get married to women of the people of the book?

On recent questions I have heard that it is allowed for a Muslim man to get married to Christian or Jewish women but a book called Taleemul Haq says that Muslims can only get married to other Muslims?
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In what way does a layperson have no legal school?

This question relates to Is Islam Easy to Understand or Not?: Salafis, the Democratization of Interpretation and the Need for the Ulema, Jonathan A. C. Brown, Journal of Islamic Studies (2015) 26 (2): ...
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What is the "established madhhab" for each of the 4 sunni schools of fiqh?

Basically the question Should I correct an imam who forces his opinions on his community? is the reason for me to ask the above question. As I know (or learnt) that even if abu Hanifa holds the ...
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Should I correct an imam who forces his opinions on his community? [closed]

Salam, my masjid has a new Imam who seems to be a very friendly and knowledgeable brother Masha Allah. But one thing he does is in Salah, he seems to force the congregation to follow his opinion on ...
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How do no Madhhab sects determine strongest opinion?

On Islamqa.info they discuss different opinions of a particular topic from the 4 schools and perhaps others then say "... But the strongest opinion is..." The same applies on Q & A shows on ...
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Hypothetically, what would a new school of Islam require besides scholars, followers, and recognition?

A friend told me once, while joking, that we should start one. I though about it since, and there seems to be no regulation whatsoever about it. Schools have been founded all throughout history. Is ...
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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 are the opinions on moonsigthing as per the classical scholars?

Currently, the issue of moonsighting is creating much confusion in many countries, Can we have an overview of opinions on moonsighting from classical scholars mainly Imam Abu Hanifa, Imam Malik, Imam ...
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What are basic (osol al fiqh) differences & similarities between the 4 (existing) Legal Sunni Schools: Hanafi, Hanbali, Maliki, & Shafi'i? Charts? [closed]

What are the basic (osol al fiqh) differences and similarities between the four existing legal sunni schools of thoughts: Hanafi, Hanbali, Maliki, and Shafi'i? Is there a chart/venn diagram that is ...
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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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Is it important to follow one of the four mazhab in Islam? [duplicate]

As the majority of Muslims follows one of the four great imam in Islam, is it really important to follow them? Do everyone of us has the ability to solve our daily matters in the light of Quran and ...
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Why are there different Islamic Schools?

I hear people saying "I follow Maliki" or "I am Hanafi". Aren't we just all Muslims?
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Why are there so many variations of Islam and what distinguishes them?

We have four main Islamic schools of thought, namely : Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi and Hanbali. Then again we have Sunni, Salafism, Wahabism, Sufism and many more. We also have the authenticated Hadith ...
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If I follow a madhhab, must I follow them in all matters? [duplicate]

I am studying different school of thoughts on the Islam. Is it restricted, e.g. if am hanafi then for some matters I cannot opt out following the hambli school of thought? Further to have and harmony ...
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Sunni - Is it obligatory for a Muslim to adhere to one specific School of Thought (Madhhab)?

[This question has been asked and seeking answers from Sunni or Ahlus Sunnah perspective] Assalamu 'Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh. This is a very hot and one of the most heavily debated issue ...
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Time of Asr Salah according to Safi'i and Hanafi can I follow both?

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 Ja'fari Madhab (School of Jurisprudence)?

As is known, Ja'far Sadiq (جعفر الصادق) is one of the imams/scholars and Faqeehs of the Aalul Bait, and a number of scholars took from him like Malik and Abu Hanifah and others. But like many of the ...
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Can a person take individual opinions from any of the four schools or is it mandatory to follow only one throughout your life?

I don't see a problem in following a ruling which for me holds more weight according to the authentic hadith and Quran over the rulings which were just opinions from people, presumably from Quran and ...
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