Which mazhab should one follow?

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Q: When I learnt about Islam as far as I remember I was never told about which madhab or Islamic law I should follow, do I need to follow one or it doesn’t matter, also how do decide when you have a basic understanding of Islam? 


A: All our ulama are in agreement that you should follow one, preferably the mazhab that people in your town follow. 

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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