Why and How to Choose a Madhab?

All Four Madhab are part of Ahle Sunnah Wal Jammah 

Ahle Sunnah wal Jammah is united by its creed and Aqeedah

A correct understanding of the Quran and Sunnah

Ahle Sunnah wal Jummah agree that it is not allowed to use reason when there is clear text from Quran and Sunnah

The religion is applied to everyone 

There is no hierarchy in the deen 

every muslim can have an understanding and implementation of the religion 

Allah commands you to reflect but you will not be held accountable for what you cannot reflect over 

There is a person who rejects the deen with their knowledge without knowing the sciences 

We need the text and it can solve many problems 

reading the fiqh of a scholar we must know the entire context of the scholar and their fatwa 

A scholar who wrote in jail wrote pessimistic fatwas and scholar as head of judge wrote more optimistic

the situations changes the fatwas 

One size does not fit all 

the Sufis in every century means something different 

There were times this tradition and practices were praiseworthy and times it was not 

we must understand the language of the people of knowledge 

The Scholar of Hadiths and Mufti are very different 

Scholars of Hadith were very staunch 

Scholars of Hadith took text literally 

the Muftis are more kinder and compassionate with people 

the danger of a person not understanding history 

the language of Fiqh

in every Madhab there is a different terminology 

No normal person should read Hadith 

Leave the Hadith to the Scholars 

It is extreme to reading it yourself and deriving rulings 

the worst of people who take the Quran and Hadith out of context and applying ayah of Kufar to muslims 

a scholar forgets a Hadith when he makes a judgment 

there are different understanding and implementations of the Hadith 

Understanding Abrogated Hadiths 

Hadith was authentic and became weak later 

A Madhab is a set of Usool on how to derive opinions 

The ruling on following a Madhab differs from person to person

Following a Madhab is not an issue of faith 

it is about finding the best approach 

Not following the opinions without knowing the evidence 

Ask the people of knowledge if you do not know 

We should know why we are following certain things 

Every one in a position to ask for as long as they have adab

A scholar should not shoe people down 

Following, following with evidence, or blind following

the Madhab of the person is the one who he is asking 

no one can have a school of thought unless they have thoroughly studied the Usool of the Madhab 

Going to a living scholar and ask them questions and be consistent with that implementation 

Joining between Madhab and just finding the easiest opinions 

Otherwise it is ok to switch between Madhab 

And if you find evidence to be more compelling 

Just do not become arrogant about it 

the Madhab of the people in salah is the one leading them