One of the Alim of Hanafi school said to me… that sharia law in Saudi arabia is Hanbali not salafi. he also said that … Ibn Baaz(RH) was hanbali….Pls clarify
Ibn bazz and the majority of our scholars follow the principles of Al Hanbali Math’hab but they don’t restrict themselves to it. they follow the Salafi school of thought in following the Quran and Sunnah through the understanding of the righteous predecessors.
The courts however also follow the Hanbali school in principle and in the majority of their rulings.