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Can I Follow Another Madhhab When Traveling?

Ustadh Tabraze Azam is asked about taking a dispensation from another madhhab in one thing and how that affects other actions. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I am Hanafi. In the Hanafi madhhab, it is not permissible for a woman to travel without a mahram. However, this website states that their is […]

As a Convert How Do I Choose a School of Thought?

Answered by SeekersHub Answers Service Question: Assalamu alaikum wa ramatullah wa barakatu I am attending the current seekers circle on how to read a question. The Imam kept emphasing the importance of following a madhab as these scholars have gone through all the different Hadith and come to conclusions and as we don’t have that […]

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 […]

Does a Shafi`i Who Switched to the Hanafi School Have to Make up Missed Witr Prayers?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: If I was a Shafi`i and then became Hanafi, do I need to make-up witr prayers that I prayed as one cycle (rak`at)? Can I follow the Shafi`i position on leaving the sunna prayers when obligated to perform make-up prayers, and if yes then do I have to follow […]

Avoiding Differences of Opinion: Why & When Can I Follow Another School?

Answered by Sidi Faraz Khan Question: Why is it recommended to follow another schools position out of scrupulousness when we believe our own school is correct? When would taking another position outside of one’s own school be permitted for this reason? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, InshaAllah you are well. The basic idea is that […]

Pregnancy & Making Up Fasts: Does She Really Have To?

Answered by Sidi Salman Younas Question: There was a recent post stating that women who are pregnant must make up their fast. This differs greatly from something that I’d read in another book. I am confused and would greatly appreciate your feedback. Answer: assalamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah The position of the four schools, based on […]

Is Obeying the Prophet in Every Matter Obligatory (fardh)?

Answered by Sidi Waseem Hussain Question: [1] Is obeying the Prophet in every matter fardh or wajib? When is it fardh, when wajib?Example, Hanafi scholars say the beard is wajib but the Prophet ordered us to wear it. [2] I suffer from horrible obsessive compulsive disorder and am always obsessed with kufr and shrik, always […]

How Do I Choose A School Of Thought (madhhab) & Why?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: How Do I Choose a Madhhab and Why? Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate. May Allah’s peace and blessings be upon His Messenger Muhammad, his folk, companions, and followers A madhhab is a school of Islamic law, and each madhhab is based on a systematic […]