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Assalam werleikum w.w I want to know excatly there are four mazab of our four imams or five mazeb including salfi- gaimuthalib). plz explain with holy qoran and hadiths?

الجواب حامداومصليا

The schools of thought of the four Imam are well known and the followers of which are in hundreds of millions. There are other schools of thougt as well but they are neither as complete as the schools of four Imams are neither do they have such huge following.

The fact is that any other school of thought may be found today is somehow taken from the opinions of different Imams. Allah had granted these Imams with the wisdom and righteousness to lead the masses of Muslims in times when it is difficult for an ordinary person to make an opinion of his own.

These Imams have provided guidance in light of the Quran and Sunnah of the Holy Prophet Sallallahu Alaihe Wa Sallam.

And Allah knows best.

Mufti Ikram ul Haq

Fatwa Center of America

23 Jumada-al Ula 1432/ April 27 2011