Changing one's mazhab


1. Is it permissible to change and switch between mazhabs more then once? For example, for one to say he's a Hanafi but then decides to become a Shaafi and then become a Hanafi again.

2. Is it permissible for one to adopt a different mazhab because of need. For example, for a Shaafi to become a Hanafi while they are performing tawaaf so if any female has to touch them by mistake their wudhu won't break?


1. Mazhabs are not a thing to be experimenting. You should be sure and remain with it after adopting it till the end of your life.

2. He can wear socks and gloves etc. in tawaaf to avoid being touched.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)