Part 10: Rights of the Scholars: [Upright Scholars Are to Be Honoured but Mistakes Are Not Followed]- By Shaikh Muhammad Baazmool

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

Shaikh Muhammad Baazmool [may Allaah preserve him] said:

Among their rights [i.e. the scholars] is that one should not be a partisan of their statements without proof. There is a difference between exalting the scholars, honouring them and acknowledging their rights as opposed to being a partisan of their statements when they oppose the proofs. Indeed, [blind] partisanship is blameworthy and it is [attributed] to ignorance [ref 1]; but showing respect to a scholar and honouring him is among the virtues of knowledge. And abandoning those statements of the scholars that are in opposition to the proofs is not tantamount to nullifying their statements and a violation of their rights, rather it is adherence to the path of the infallible one [i.e. the Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam)] and a protection of the rights of the scholars. [ref 2]

Source: [في قلب الحدث مقالات متنوعة   – pages 42-43. Abridged and slightly paraphrased]

Refs 1 & 2:  The subject matter of Taqleed and Ittibaa starts from page 68

Also see- [a brief acquaintance] – articles about the etiquettes of differing in issues of Ijtihaad amongst the scholars:


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