Asalamu Alaykum Wr. Wb.
Resently I've been interoduced to the word madhab, like 1 year ago. I never heard of it my whole life until then. So I got to study it and found it pretty confusing, and been seeing a lot of people being against madhab and sekts. And I knew a lot of ayats and hadith which were against making sekts, so I joined them. People would see me as a wahabi / salafi, which I clearly was not.
But the point is that when someone asked if I was sunni or shia, I got a bit upset, and said I am muslim, because of these words:
"My Ummah will be fragmented into seventy-three (73) sects. All of them will be in Hell Fire except one sect. They (the Companions) said: Allah's Messenger, which is that? Whereupon he said: It is one to which I and my companions belong". [Tirmidhi. 171]
and ayats from the Quran: Of those who split up their religion and became schismatics, each sect exulting in its tenets. - [surah al-room; verse 32]
But I've talked to some more learned people, and some people from hizb-ut-tahrir, and they explained me how we are not able to make itjihad on Islam, and that we have to follow a madhab.
So basically I don't know which madhab I should follow, but I have chosen to follow Abu Hanifa's madhab, since this is what befell me to be the most major madhab, and the madhab which people in Denmark are following. I don't want to show off by following diffrent madhabs like Shafi'i, Hanbali, Maliki etc... If I don't find any Imam who knows these madhabs well.
The problem with Hanafi is, that they pray Salah at Asr, at a diffrent time, and I don't follow that. I've also been asking shafi's if they follow the shafi rule: "touching a women mistakely leads to wudhu". Whereupon they all neglected and said "no we never heard of this rule".
My first question is: So is it fine to make self-decision on madhabs? Like sometimes I follow maliki, sometimes hanbali, sometimes shafi, sometimes hanafi? Because this is what makes most sense to me.
My second question is: Where can I find rulings of all four madhabs? I've looked around the internet, and I never found any books containing the rulings of a madhab. I live very far from the nearest mosque, and have difficult going there to prey, and my parents ain't very intelectual in Islam, so I get my main resources from the internet, which Isn't that good, but it's better than nothing.