When Did Taqleed Start

Shaah Waleeullaah Delhwi said, “know that the people were not agreed upon Taqleed with reference to one particular madhab before the fourth century” (Hujjatullah al-Baaligha pg.157)

Shah Abdul Azeez said “the people were not doing Taqleed of one madhab up until the time of Imaam Maalik” (Baustan al-Muhadditheen pg.17)

Imaam Ibn Qayyim said,”this innovation of Taqleed started in the fourth century and the Messenger of Allaah censured it verbally” (Alaam al-Muwaqqieen 1/222)

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