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Questions regarding the 4 Imams

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Tafseer Raheemi

Question

1. Why (and how much) is it important to follow a certain Imam (amongst the four big imams)?
2. What if some of their rulings just don’t make sense? E.g. on performing salat for women, imam Hanfi’s way doesn’t make sense to me.
3. Why can’t we use our own judgement after reading the reasoning of all four?
4. If we do follow one, how do we decide which one to follow?

Answer

1. It’s Wajib for every Muslim learned and not learned to follow an Imam

2. Not everything makes sense to everyone

3. You can’t become a judge on the four Imams

4. Just stick to the one your following

This answer was collected from Tafseer-Raheemi.com the official website of Sheikh Abdul Raheem Limbada (Hafizahullah) of UK.

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