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Question # : 2695


assalamualekum to all the ulamas of deoband have a great respect towards them of doing such type of great effort to have a priceful path provided by allahsubhanahutalah so let it be my question is it compulsary to follow hanafi masalak im hanafi can,t i follow shafai rule.
2.i would like to know the meaning of my name "sarfaraz". friend is telling me that no need to follow any imam what should i say to him he is telling me that we are provided with quran and hadith give me the right suggestion.
last but not the least ""may allah take your mission in very proudly manner and give you place in jannatul firdous and keep me in your dua's""

Answer : 2695

Published on: Feb 18, 2008

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 98/95=B)

For a Hanafi it is compulsory to follow Hanafi Maslak
and for a Shafei it is compulsory to follow Shafei Maslak,
it is not allowed for one to switch to follow the other maslak.

(2) Sarfaraz means: person with high head

(3) Nowadays, when irreligiousness, lustfulness and self-willing prevails,
if people are let free to choose any maslak they will follow their own
desires, therefore it is necessary to follow one maslak only. Yes, in view
of any difficult situation the scholars of Islam can unanimously decide to
follow any particular masla of other maslak.

Taqleed is not done in the matters mentioned explicitly in the Quran or
Hadith, but it is done only in issues that are derived from Quran and Hadith
and about those which have different opinions of imams. In this case, we follow
one opinion of an imam since we are not able to prefer one opinion on another
due to not being mujtahid.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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