Is it obligatory for every Muslim to follow a particular Madh-hab (School of Jurisprudence)?

Question 21: We are a group of girls seeking Islamic knowledge, and we live in the same neighborhood. During our studies, we come across some researches which are not adequately qualified, and as such, we cannot understand many of the debatable matters. How do we reconcile or agree over controversial issues? We appreciate your guidance, may Allaah reward you!

Answer: Seekers of knowledge should examine the pieces of evidence according to the fundamental scholarly principles of reconciling evidence or evaluating which is preponderant, and so on. Then they should apply the opinion which they deem the most preponderant… read more here.