Is It Preferred to Marry Someone Who Follows the Same Legal School?

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally

Question: Assalam alaykum,

Is it preferred to marry someone who follows the same legal school?

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

It is permissible and entirely acceptable to marry someone who follows any recognized theological or legal school.

It is better to marry someone who is upright and shares your values set; following the same school of law is not as important a consideration, just as it not necessary that you and your spouse be alike in every respect.

There are many well-known teachers of Islamic sciences, as well as students, who have married outside of their schools of law, without hesitation.

Please see: What Is the Best Course To Take when a Potential Spouse Wants Me To Follow his Legal School?

Shuaib Ally