Is it possible to have one Fiqh at least theoratically?
I am a physician and the Medical Science has devised Guidelines for practicing physicians who do not have time to go thru huge pages of research published every day.
These Guidelines are based on Evidence or Opinion.
Each Guuideline if followed by evidence on which it is based,then evidence is graded as strong/weak/very weak
At places where direct evidene in not available it is written that this is the Opinion of majority of authorities.
This is quite similar to science of Fiqh.
Why can't major Ulema of all 4 Fiqh,gather together and analyze the evidence in favour of their Fatawa and come up with one Fiqh.I do agree that at some situations evidence reaching a unanimous decision will not be possible but this cannot be the case in everything.