The Ruling on Asking a Person of Knowledge for Evidence in an Issue of Itjihaad – Shaikh al-Albani

Questioner: “Shaikh, about issues of Ijtihaad

Shaikh: Yes

Questioner: Is it obligatory for a layman to ask a person of knowledge for evidence?

Shaikh: If he can understand the evidence [then yes]. Otherwise, no.  Is it clear?

Questioner: Yes”

[Silsiltul-Huda wan-Nur no. 187]

And Allah Knows Best

Faisal bin Abdul Qaadir bin Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan

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