I believe I have a solid enough grasp on the basic principles and practices of Islam, that I want to start learning about the different schools of thought more in-depth. A lot of the advice I've seen given to people trying to discern which one to follow is "consider the majority of the population around you". For better or worse, I have people from all four schools surrounding me. Most of closest friends are Hanabali, but I do have friends that belong to the other three. I would like to understand more of the differences in both practice and rulings before I decide which one to follow most closely. If you all could help, that would be amazing. I'm looking for references to Hadith, Qur'an, scholars, educational websites, and personal opinions.