Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Allah Most High said, “Ask the people of remembrance if you know not.”
What is itself fard is to follow a recognized and accepted mujtahid imam properly in every action of religious consequence.
This is operationally only possible by following one of the four madhhabs in each action one performs.
See the articles on madhhabs by Sh. Nuh Keller, Sh. Abdal Hakim Murad, Sh. Hamza Yusuf (and others) at Sidi Mas'ud Khan's excellent site: www.masud.co.uk
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