The Four Madhahib
“[The imams of the past] were not interested in schools, they did not want followers. They were interested only to help the believers“
‘The Four Madhabs’ is a life-changing seminar by Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi that explores in detail the origins, principles, development, differences, application, spread and the influence of the four common schools of thought – Maliki, Hanafi, Shafie’ and Hanabali Madhabs – and some of the less known ones. It also looks at the “alternative Madhabs” such as the Salafi, Ahl al-Hadith and “Progressive” schools and concludes with the relevance of Madhabs in the modern world and our attitude towards them.