Conditions for taking the opinion of another madhab

Q: Will it be permitted to take the opinion of another madhab if these conditions are met:

1) It does not lead to talfeeq

2) It is not following desires/guesswork

3) The opinion that one is taking is the majority opinion from the 4 schools of thought

A: An additional clause mentioned by our ulama is that most of the senior experienced and well grounded ulama of the mazhab are in agreement.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)