Q: I heard somewhere that all schools of thought are permissible to follow in Islam as long as you only follow one. For example, if I choose to follow Hanafi, I have to follow all of their rulings regardless of what the other schools of thought say. I just wanted to confirm if this is true.
Also, if Hanafis permit something that other schools of thought prohibit, would it be okay for me to ignore the others, or should I avoid it as a precaution?
A: It is important to hold to one school of thought rather than speculating and freelancing.
That is optional.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)