The Legal Status of Following a Madhhab
By Mufti Taqi Usmani
According to the Hanafi Madhhab, the hands should be held below the navel. According to the Shaafi'i Madhhab, the hands should be held above the navel. The Hanbali Madhhab grants an option between the two, while the Maaliki Madhhab advocates leaving the hands unfolded at one's sides"
Why taqleed (Followers) of the schools of thoughts (madhaahib) of Imam's Malik, ash-Shafi’i, Abu Hanifah, and Ahmad bin Hanbal.
The fact is that the Religion of the Messenger (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) is one and the Qur‘aan is one?
This Book deals with the issue of Madhhab, the approach is academic and non-confrontational. A must read if you want to understand this, sometimes hotly debated, issue.