Question # : 2695
Answer : 2695
Published on: Feb 18, 2008
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
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 Uloom Deoband
Are the Hanafi more in the world, or Ahl-e-Sunnat or Wahhabi?