I am studying different school of thoughts on the Islam. Is it restricted, e.g. if am hanafi then for some matters I cannot opt out following the hambli school of thought? Further to have and harmony and unification cannot I offer namaz with my different school of thoughts friends some time as per this behind particularly with rfadain or without rafadain.
This is basically a question about ijtihād. The classic Islamic view is that every Muslim should follow one particular law school and adhere to its teachings literally and in all its details (taqlīd). Only those with a high degree of knowledge in all fields (hadith, tafsir, fiqh, kalam, Arabic grammar etc.) and a high degree of moral rectitude can attain the status of a mujtahid and establish a new madhhab. Islam is not a “pick and choose” religion.