The scholars of the four schools of thought

Most of the chains of Ḥanafī fiqh arrive at ‘Abdullah ibn Mas‘ūd (ra); most of the chains of Mālikī and Ḥanbalī fiqh arrive at ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (ra), and most of the chains of Shāfi‘ī fiqh arrive at ‘Abdullah Ibn ‘Abbās (ra).

The scholars of these four schools of thought didn’t arbitrarily draw the borders of halal and haram based on their own personal desires, and they surely didn’t lack knowledge of what the ‘salaf’ believed. Their opinions are founded on the opinions of the salaf and are traceable all the way to the companions of the Messenger ﷺ.

Shaykh Abdul Wahab Saleem

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