Praise be to Allaah.
It is not right for a Muslim to choose
the easiest opinion, because in this way he will get out of the obligations
of sharee’ah, or most of them, because in most matters – apart from
the basic principles of Islam – there are differences of opinion. In
the past, they used to say that the one who follows the rukhsah (dispensation,
easy option) has become a heretic. It is obligatory to choose the scholarly
opinion which is most correct according to the daleel (evidence), if
one is qualified to examine and weigh up the matter. If a person is
not qualified, then he has to follow the scholar who he thinks is most
trustworthy in terms of knowledge, commitment to Islam and taqwa.