In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy
Ibn Abdul-Barr (rahimahullaah) said: ”According to the scholars, Taqleed (i.e. blind adherence) is other than Ittibaa [i.e. adherence to an authentic affair narrated from the Messenger-sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) and obviously with the correct understanding of the Salaf]; because ittibaa is to follow a person based on what is apparent to you of the superiority of his statement and soundness of his school of thought. And Taqleed is that you speak with his statement, whilst you neither know the angle of his speech nor its meaning and you reject speech besides it; Or his mistake is made manifest to you, but you follow him and venerate his opposition, whilst the corruptness of his speech is clear to you. This is what is forbidden to speak with in the religion of Allaah (The Most High)”
[End of Quote: Jaami Bayaan Al-Ilm Wa-Fadlihee: 2/787]
This accusation of blameworthy Taqleed was the same one utilized by the followers of Maribi, Halabi, Maghraawi etc to waterdown and conceal the destructive innovations of their beloved ones and figureheads. So how can those people fishing in the murky waters on behalf of Al-Hajoori prove that those who have taken the correct stances against Al-Hajoori Al-Haddaadi Al-Mubtadi are guilty of blameworthy Taqleed?! Who in his right mind can say that people are blind following Shaikh Rabee, Shaikh Ubaid, Shaikh Wassaabi, Shaikh Abdullaah Al-Bukhaari and the rest of the Mashaayikh of Yemen in this affair of Al-Hajoori Al-Haddaadi Al-Mubtadi?! Are his dangerous mistakes, innovations and haddaadiyyah not manifest?! Has he recanted from all his affairs of misguidance?!
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