Fatwa: # 18114
Category: Beliefs and Practices (Aq...
Country: South Africa
Date: 16th July 2009


Deobandi sister wants to marry a man who does not follow any Madhab


What is the ruling on a Deobandi Sister wanting to marry a brother who does not blindly follow a mathab ie He is a Hanafi in general but follows the other imams in situations where they agree on a matter and Imaam Abu Hanifa differs?


In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

It is permissible for a Deobandi woman to marry a Muslim who does not follow a madhhab.  However, one should consider whether it would be advisable to do so as the husband might influence her or their kids with his incorrect understandings.  It would be ideal to, first, make the man properly understand and, consequently, accept the concept of taqlīd.  Thereafter, they should proceed with the marriage.

For a detailed article on taqlīd, please see the following answer by Ml. Ismail Moosa: http://www.al-inaam.com/fataawa/taqleed_shakhsi.htm.

And Allah knows best


Ml. Abrar Mirza,
Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa

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