Q: I am a staunch Hanafi and believe that Taqleed of one mazhab is important as explained by our elders. I have a question in my mind and have been thinking about it lately. I hope you will guide me in this regard. As it is known,that there is difference of halaal and haram also among the four mazhabs. So does that mean that on the day of Qiyamat, will we be judged according to our mazhab? Say a Hanafi does an act which is sinful in Hanafi mazhab, he will be punished? And a Maliki will not be punished for that same act because it is permissible according to Maliki mazhab?
A: On the Day of Qiyaamah, Allah Ta`ala will ask us whether we have followed the direction that He had given. His direction is to follow a reliable aalim.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)