[Video]: The Individual Who Teaches The People Without Having Taken Knowledge From Scholars | Shaykh Ṣāliḥ al-Fawzān
The Individual Who Teaches The People Without Having Taken Knowledge From Scholars | Shaykh Ṣāliḥ al-Fawzān
The Questioner: Noble Shaykh, may Allāh grant you success, a man teaches the people the sciences of Islāmic legislation and the creed of the pious predecessors in spite of the fact that he has not taken knowledge [directly] from Mashayikh and scholars. Should knowledge be sought from him?
Shaykh Ṣāliḥ al-Fawzān: “So long as he is someone who is hasn’t established a sound foundation with the scholars, then he is a student of pages and books; so no. Knowledge shouldn’t be taken from him because one doesn’t know the methodology of the pious predecessors; one doesn’t understand except by studying with the scholars and taking directly from them. This knowledge is conveyed through direct transmission and not merely through reading. Direct transmission; reading is merely helpful but it is not to be relied upon. A person like this is referred to as feigning knowledge so knowledge is not to be sought from him.”
Translated By: Abul-Layth Qāsim Mutiva