exactly what happened to me...through getting involved with group of sisters who were looking into opening an Islamic school in our area many years ago , I became aware. The first book they gave me was the prayer one (mentioned in one of the posts) and i was seriously lost! Before that I didn't know what a madhab was! Allah subhaanahu wata'ala opened up many doors and truly guided me (otherwise I could've been arguing with you guys about being a Muslim or a hanafi) Alhamdulillaahi Rabbil 'aalameen!
@ bro muadh:
[quote]Shaykh Al-Albani (RA) never really studied under proper Scholars and never attended an instititude
this is what I was looking for however in a more solid way i.e. on a Q/A or article on an authentic site.
Q. What about the book "Al-Albani Unveiled"? Just pulled it out cause I read it years ago and have forgotten if this info is in it.