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Is It Important to Follow Only One School of Thought?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Is it important to follow only one school of thought, even though all four are valid? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, The basis is that you have one legal school of interpretation which you follow in the interests of clarity, consistency, and as a standard for your religious practice. However, […]

As a Shafi’i Should I Avoid to Raise My Hands When Praying Behind a Hanafi Imam? (Shafi’i School)

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam’aleykum, 1. As a Shafi’i should I avoid to raise my hands when praying behind a Hanafi Imam? 2. Should I recite the Fatiha while praying behind an Imam? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, Following the Imam As a follower, you are supposed to follow the Imam leading […]