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When did Taqlid become established?

Assalamu Alaikum brothers in Islam, When exactly did taqlid become an established norm? 300 AH or 400 AH?
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What is “Taqleed”? And who should do complete Talqeed and who is not obliged to do taqleed?

My question is that what is the explanation of "Taqleed", and who should do Taqleed and who is free from it? And up to what extent one should do Talqeed and which Islamic practices come under Talqeed ...
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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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Does “he who imitates any people is one of them” mean I'm Chinese?

From Bulugh al-Maram (Book 16, Hadith 1514) (sunnah.com): Ibn ’Umar (RAA) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “He who imitates any people (in their actions) is considered to be one ...
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How is the notion of a “revert” compatible with not imitating non-Muslims?

Often we say a person reverts to Islam, since ...we all have a fitrah (innate nature) to the values of Islam, because we are all born as Muslims. -- ashes999, in answer to Why are converts to Islam ...
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How to distinguish “imitation” from “doing the same thing”?

Imitating disbelievers (tashabbuh) is forbidden: ...the Messenger (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) definitively prohibited it and said: “Whoever imitates a people is one of them.” -- ...
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To what extent are reverts required to avoid behaving like non-Muslims?

I'm a revert and, due to my upbringing, I often behave in ways that I see described as imitating the kafir. I'm struggling to balance by Muslim identity with being respectful to how my parents raised ...
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Origins of Taqlid

Who was the originator of the doctrine of Taqlid? Which school of thought,if any in particular,propounded it first? And the term"doors of ijtihad are closed",what are the origins of this later term as ...
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Why should we do Taqlid (follow a Mujtahid) in religious problems?

According to what in scripture, we should do Taqlid (follow a Mujtahid) in religious problems?
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Is Taqleed Fard in Islam? [duplicate]

Many of the followers of the 4 schools of thought claim that it is Fard to do Taqleed and join one of the 4 schools while there are others like Salafis who claim that Taqleed by a non-layman can be a ...
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Does 21:7 actually refer to taqlid?

In the Qur'an, God exhorts us to "ask the people of the message if you do not know. [al-'Anbya' 7]" Taken literally and in context, "the people of the message" in this ayah seems to be referring to ...