Part 7: Rights of The Scholars- By Shaikh Muhammad Baazmool [may Allaah preserve him]
In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy
Shaikh Muhammad Baazmool [may Allaah preserve him] said:
Among the rights of the scholars is that one keeps close companionship with them, gather around them, acquire knowledge from them, keep away from splitting and blameworthy differing. And one must know that the danger of being distanced from the scholars is great indeed, for indeed a wolf preys on the lonely sheep. [On the other hand], by gathering and uniting around the scholars, and keeping close companionship with them, one is safeguarded from falling into bidah – the traps of desires and lust. And in this also [i.e. keeping close companionship with the scholars] is exaltation of the religion, knowledge and the scholars, and it strikes fear in the hearts of the disobedient people and wicked sinners.
[Source: [في قلب الحدث مقالات متنوعة – page 40. Abridged and slightly paraphrased]