The Four Madhabs is a life-changing seminar by Shaykh 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.
The topics covered include: What is the difference between Islam, Shariah and Madhab? | What is the purpose of Madhabs? | Do we need Madhab when we have Qur’an and Sunnah? | How did the Madhabs come into existence? | How did the Madhabs evolve? | Why are there differences between the Madhabs? | Should one follow a Madhab or not? | Can one pick and choose between Madhabs? | How should people of different Madhab view each other? | Who are the founders of the Madhabs and how are they linked to each other? | What is Salafi and Ahlul Hadith Madhab? | Are Madhabs relevant today? | What should be our attitude towards Madhabs and “No-Madhabs”?