Can I Follow Another School of Law When Traveling? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, Can I follow the ruling related to travel according to the Hanafi school despite being a Shafi’i? Can I recite the Hanafi tashahud despite praying according to the Shafi’i school? Answer: Wa alaykum al-Salam Thank you for your question. Why follow a madhhab? Our scholars did not […]

Should I Repeat My Past Prayers Because I Was Not Following a Sunni School of Law?

Answered by Shaykh Umer Mian Question: Assalam’aleykum I was following an understanding of Islam outside of the four sunni schools of law. Now I am following the hanafi school. Do I need to repeat my past prayers? I was also wiping over normal socks for wudu. Answer: Wa alaikum as-salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu As […]

Does Burping in Prayer Nullify It? Do I Have to Follow Every Single Ruling of My School of Thought?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, 1. Does burping in prayer nullify it? 2. As a Hanafi do I have to stop eating sea food and a couple of other single issues which I’m used to which are allowed in other schools but prohibited in the Hanafi school? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam […]

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 […]

Can I Follow the Maliki School in My Worship and the Shafi’i School in Transactions?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum, I’m currenlty relearning my religion. Especially regarding following the madhab. Currently, I’m leaning toward the Maliki fiqh for my Ibadah. But, in the place where I live, Shafi’i is considered the most commonly followed madhab. So, is it permissible to practice Maliki fiqh in private, but practice […]

Do the Differences Between the Legal Schools Render Our Worship Full of Errors?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam aleikum, Why do schools of fiqh contradict themselves to the point that something valid in one school is invalid in another school like wudu after touching a woman for example? If we say that there is valid opinions that could be wrong, wouldn’t that imply that we have […]

Should I Change My School of Thought to Ease the Education of My Son?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I am a follower of the Hanafi school. My wife is from West Africa and we have just had a child. I am seriously considering studying Maliki fiqh and adopting it myself in order to raise my son as a Maliki. I understand that I could raise my son […]

How to Choose to Follow an Opinion within a School of Law?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I follow the Hanafi school and I want to know what the principles of fiqh and tassawuf are when choosing an opinion within the Hanafi school. Take for example the difference of opinion when eating shrimps, the time of Asr, and others. Can a common Muslim choose an easier […]

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

Answered by Ustadh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalamu ‘alaikum, I have received a proposal from someone who wants me to follow his school of thought in jurisprudence. I find this very difficult to achieve. What should I do? Answer: Assalaamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullah, I am sorry to hear about your difficult situation. I pray that Allah […]

Following a Madhab, Wiping Over Socks, and Tasbeeh After Prayer

Answered by Sidi Faraz A. Khan Question: Alsalamu alaykum, 1. When one is looking for answers, do they have to be based according to a madhhab? Would simply seeking an answer that is based on the sunna suffice? 2. When one is wiping over socks do they have to be thick socks , ensuring that […]