The Schools of Law in Islam

Madhhabs circle

A drawing of the different schools of law (madhhabs) in Islam (both extant and extinct) and how they are all equally connected to the pure Source of the Shari’a, and are therefore all equal. Drawn by the Knower of Allah (most high), the unlettered Shaykh Ali al-Khawwas (d. 1532 or 3, may Allah be pleased with him).

These schools are (clockwise):

– The school of Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her)

– The school of Abdullah ibn Umar (may Allah be pleased with him)

– The school of Abdullah ibn Masud (may Allah be pleased with him)

– The school of ‘Ataa

– The school of Mujahid

– The school of Imam al-Layth

– The school of Dawud al-Zahiri

– The school of Abu Hanifa

– The school of Malik

– The school of al-Shafi’i

– The school of Ahmad ibn Hanbal

– The school of Sufyan al-Thawri

– The school of Sufyan ibn ‘Uyayna

– The school of Muhammad ibn Jarir al-Tabari

– The school of Umar ibn Abd al-Aziz

– The school of al-A’mash

– The school of al-Sha’bi

– The school of Ishaq ibn Rahwayh

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Sources: Shaykh Abd al-Wahhab al-Sha’rani’s: al-Mizan al-Khadiriyya and al-Mizan al-Kubra.

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