Why are there four schools of Islamic Law? Is it necessary for Muslims to follow them, or should we take Islam direct from the Quran and the Sunna?
This short work outlines the answer which the great scholars of the Sharia have given to these questions. Basing itself on the realization that it is binding on every Muslim to follow the Quran and Sunna, it explains the scholars view that this is best achieved by following great Mujtahids, and that amateur efforts to derive the Sharia from the revealed sources will lead to distortions of the Revelation.
Divided into two sections, one giving the main argument in straightforward terms, and the other providing detailed notes to back up the argument, this book is necessary reading for every Muslim who wishes to follow the Quran and the Sunna accurately and completely.