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Minor Schools Of Thought

Shīʿī Zaydi school (Fivers)

SizeUnder 1% of world’s traditional Muslims
RootsZaid ibn ‘Ali (8th century)
Popular inYemen

Ibadi school

SizeUnder 1% of world’s traditional Muslims
Rootsevolved as peaceful subgroup out of extremist Kharijite sect (7th century)
Popular inOman, Berber parts of North Africa

Ẓāhirī school of thought

RootsImam Ibn Hazm
SourcesQurʾān interpreted literally, then Ḥadīth interpreted literally, then Ijmāʿ and Ijtihād. Rejects Qiyas
Major booksBooks by Ibn Hazm, Al Ihkam fi Usool al-Ahkam, Al-Muhalla bil A’athar

Extinct madhāhib