Q: If an imaam is a shafi and leads a hanafi community during the year in salaah. What should be done in Ramadan for salaah of witr. If he reads according to shafi mazhab, what happens to those that he is leading who are hanafi? Or should he lead the salaah according the hanafi mazhab?
A: It is preferable that he reads according to the hanafi mazhab when his muqtadis are generally hanafis.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)