Following the Mashhur

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When we follow a madhab, what exactly are we obliged to follow? Are we restricted to the standard and well-established opinions of the school (mashhur) and the rajih (stronger in substantive evidence)? Is there anytime that we can veer away from the mashhur?
In a special question and answer session during our study of the Maliki Usul al-Fiqh text Al-Isharat fi Usul al-Fiqh’ of Abu al-Walid al-Baji- Shaykh Abdullah bin Hamid Ali offers a detailed response to these questions.

Listen to Shaykh Abdullah’s response to these questions here:

Shaykh Abdullah Ali

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