is not necessary at all. Whenever you see a difference of opinion between two
madhabs, study the reasoning of both and adopt the one you find as more
convincing to your intellect. A person should entirely base this acceptance on
reasoning and not on desires. The greatest judge of this is one’s own
conscience. If you accept a point of view because it would be easy to follow,
in spite, of being intellectually convinced against it, then this, certainly,
is not the right attitude.
Also, if a
person is not a religious scholar, he should refrain from forming his
independent opinion. He should only select between the existing ones.