Can a father and son follow different Madhahib?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Askimam.org

My father’s grandfather came from yemen to india. he used to follow shafai maslak my father and mother follow shafai maslak.in our city there is no shafai masjid or madarsa.most of the people of the city follow hanafi maslak.i also follow hanafi maslak.my father knows that i follow hanafi maslak but he has no objection.according shariat can father and son follow different maslak.


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

It is important to understand that all four Madhahib (schools of thought) are on Haqq (the truth). If any individual adheres sincerely to any of the four Madhahib (Hanafi, Shafi’i, Maliki, and Hanbali), he will be following the right path.

A father and son may follow different Madhahib if they wish to do so.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Abdullah Syed Sajid

Student Darul Iftaa
Houston, TX, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


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