Because of our short sightedness many a time we are not able to understand very clear things.
Some of my friends are now a days busy with a heart breaking discussion on Wheather an Imam of fiqh should be followed or not. A easy understandable matter has been made an issue of discord.
We are busy in discussion but should stop and ask some question from our self.
Did I pray Fajr today?
Did I pray tahajudd today?
How many verses of Quran i recite everyday?
Did I pray all my sunnah prayers?
How many verse did i memorize?
Am I safe from some of major sins like 1. Lustful Gaze 2. Backbitting 3. Am I seeing Film 4. Am I listening Music that is Haram
First internally check the above questions, then lets start questioning about imam abu hanifa RA./Imam Shafaee/Imam Malik/Imam Ahmad/Imam Ibne Taimmiya etc
La hawla wala quwatta illa billah
Instead of breaking each other heart we could have done many good work. These matter should be left to Ulema /Scholars only.
It is not difference of opinion Rather it is becoming difference of Heart that is creating Problem.Difference of opinion was in Sahaba also but not difference of heart.
Below some of the words of Slafus salehin.It will increase our understanding of the issue.
May Allah help us
Translated by Maulana Abul Hasan Ali Nadvi R.A. in book Tareekh dawat o Azeemat vol 2 page no 340-341
"All are children of Imam Abu Haneefa in matter of Jurisprudence"
…….to connect oneself in peripheral issues with an Imam like four school of Jurisprudence, and to attach with them is not condemnable as differences in peripheral issue is Rahmat, and Mujtahedin are to be prised even in differences and to get reward for Ijtahad.
"As far as the Islamic rules are concerned, there are of two types. The first are those which are known by necessity to be part of the Deen of the Prophet sallalahu alaihi wa sallam like the five prayers, Zakaat, fasting in Ramadhan, Hajj; the prohibition of adultery, wine and so on. Taqleed is not allowed in these issues since they are such that everyone should know and understand. The second type are those rules which need to be understood and extrapolated such as the details of the rituals of worship, transactions and weddings, for example, Taqleed is allowed in these issues since Allah says:"So ask the people of remembrance if you know not." (Surah Al-Nahl: 43)Al-Faqih wal Mutafaqqihah - page 67, vol.2 printed by Darul Iftaa, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia