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What is a Madhhab?
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Shaykh Omar Qureshi explains the methodology of following a madhab. The word is derived from “dhahaba” which means they way. When using the word madhab in a fiqh context or a technical sense it refers to a mushtahid’s choice in regard to a number of possibilities. Shaykh Omar addresses questions such as “Why can’t we simply interpret Quran and Hadith on our own?” He defines the words Ijtihad, Mujtahid, taqlid, and the survival of the four schools of thought. The second part is a question and answer section from the audience and listeners during the live session.