Is it Permissible to Seek Out Legal Dispensations?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam
Question: Aslamualaykum.
If one opinion in the Hanafi school is difficult to follow, then is it permissible to ask another Hanafi scholar and follow that opinion if it is easier?
Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,
I pray that this finds you in the best of health and spirits, insha’Allah.
Yes, this would be permitted as long as you do not make it a habit to seek out “easier” positions.
But the basis is that you look for someone of knowledge and piety, whose state inspires you and whose speech points you to Allah, and follow them in your religious guidance.
See: Is it Obligatory to Follow a Fatwa?
And Allah alone gives success.
Tabraze Azam
Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani