Category: Beliefs and Practices (Aqeedah)
Fatwa#: 37483
Asked Country: Indonesia

Answered Date: Jan 23,2017

Title: Query about Madhab


Assalamu'alaikum Warahmatullah Wabarakatuh

1. I'm from indonesia, here, majority of muslim is use Syafi'i Mahdzab, can i use Hanafi Mahdzab?

2. Can i study from here (this web) and become your student? Bescause almost all ustadzs in here is Syafi'i mahdzab? I listen that teacher and student should meet, its right or no?

Thanks very much, i wait for your answer

Wassalamu'alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh


Hanafi Mahdzab in Syafi'i mahdzab Majority


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. 

If the people of Indonesia adhere to the Shafee Madhab and you and your parents and family also follow the Shafee Madhab, you should continue adhering to the Shafee Madhab. It is not permissible to unnecessarily switch Madhabs and in your context, it may be impractical to adopt the Hanafi Madhab.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Huzaifah Deedat

Student Darul Iftaa
Lusaka, Zambia

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.






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