Topic: Manners with the Scholars and their Fataawah

yasin3683    -- 10-18-2010 @ 6:35 AM
Bismillaah Al-Hamdulillaah wa salatu wa salaamu 'ala rasulullah
Amma ba'd

Scholars of The People of Sunnah

Excerpt: Shaikh Saalih al-Fawzaan (hafidhahullaah) said:

It is obligatory upon a Muslim society - young and old - that they pay attention to their scholars and approve of them, because they are the callers to Allaah upon sure knowledge, and they are the inheritors of the Prophets, and they have a great rank in the presence of Allaah.

It is not permissible to find fault with them and lower their rank, just as is the case with some of the students of knowledge, the ignoramuses and those bias ones, who defame the scholars and speak ill of them. They warn against some of the Scholars or warn against those scholars who oppose them; and anyone who opposes them is considered to be an obstinate opponent and an innovator, so they warn against him. These are signs of evil, misguidance and destruction.

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Excerpt: Shaykh Muhammad Bazmool (hafidhahullaah) said:

Some manners in dealing with religious verdicts of scholars are as follows:

[1] - A person should not be stern nor defame any scholar who holds an opinion based on his knowledge-based research of an issue in which differences of opinion are accepted.

[2] - A person should have good thoughts about the religious verdicts of scholars. One should not say, "He (the scholar) gave this verdict because of a worldly objective that he (the scholar) is trying to obtain."

[3] - When it becomes totally clear that a scholar has made a mistake, that particular statement is left off, not the scholar himself.

[4] - One should trust the knowledge, clarifications, and opinions of a scholar. His (the scholar's) words should be pondered over and understood in the best possible meaning. [And if a scholar presents something that is not clear], one should accuse himself of a lack of understanding, [not the scholar]. Consequently, one should not rush to refute nor debate the words of a scholar before he has evaluated the situation thoroughly.

Then, if one believes that he or she has come to a sound conclusion and that their may be some room for discussion in a scholar's verdict, they should not be in a rush [to act nor speak on their discovery]. Rather, they should seek the advice of others and pray the Istakhaarah prayer; then, they should go to the scholar with excellent manners and politeness and present to him his or her thoughts and findings on the issue at hand.

[Finally], when one presents his or her findings to their scholar, they shouldn't believe that they are more virtuous than him [due to their findings]. Rather, [he or she should remember] that it was their scholar who taught them and aided them in understanding issues...

Subhanak Allaahuma wa bihamdika ash-hadu anlaa illaaha illa anta astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk  

If I said anything correct, then it is from Allaah (subhanahu wa taa'ala), and if I erred, then that is from me and shaytan.  

zejd.peqin    -- 12-10-2010 @ 12:08 PM
  Shaykh Muhammad bin Abdulwahhab Al-'Aqeel in a recent lecture about having respect and manners in dealing with the scholars said the following

"It is necessary for the student to deal with his shaykh with proper mannerisms and befittting admiration. meaning that he should not go beyond bounds in his regard raising him above his level just as he should not fall short in regard to his shaykh's status.


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