Reality of the Madh-hab of Ahl-ul-Sunnah:
8- Al-Saaboonee mentioned in his second article that Ahl-ul-Sunnah has two famous Madh-habs: First: the Madh-hab of the Salaf (righteous predecessors). Second: the Madh-hab of the Khalaf (successors of the Salaf).
Answer: This is a manifest mistake that – as far as I know – has no precedent. Indeed, the Madh-hab of Ahl-ul-Sunnah is only one Madh-hab which embodies the traditions of the Sahaabah (Companions of the Prophet) and those who righteously followed them, namely acknowledging the Names and Attributes of Allaah (Exalted be He), accepting them just as they are mentioned and believing that they are true and that Allaah (Exalted be He) is described by them in a way that befits His Majesty, with no Tahreef (distortion of their meaning), Ta`teel (negation of the meaning or function of Allaah’s Attributes), Takyeef (descriptive designation of Allaah’s Attributes), Tamtheel (likening them to those of His Creation), or Ta’weel (allegorical interpretation) that puts them out of their literal meaning, or even Tafweed (leaving the issue of their meanings to Allaah). Rather, they believe that their meanings are known, that they truly befit Allaah (Glorified and Exalted be He) and that nothing of them could be likened to any of Allaah’s creation. The Madh-hab of Khalaf is the opposite to this, as is known to anyone who reads both sides… read more here.