[Video: Whether The One Who Has Not Studied With Scholars Should Teach The Laymen | Shaykh Muḥammad Bāzmūl
Whether The One Who Has Not Studied With Scholars Should Teach The Laymen | Shaykh Muḥammad Bāzmūl
The Questioner: “May Allāh reward you with good. This questioner from Tunisia asks: ‘Is it appropriate that the student of knowledge who has not sought knowledge with the scholars teach the common people? And is there a specific rule regarding this? And should this be considered from putting one’s self forward?’.”
Shaykh Muḥammad ibn ʿUmar Bāzmūl: “Yes, this is considered putting one’s self forward and it is not appropriate for the person for whom the scholars have not recognized as being able to teach the people that he put himself forward to teach them.
And I fear that if I said that he is surely permitted to teach the general people the fundamentals of the religion from what he has learned that this would become a door to evil; that it might cause him to become amazed with himself and start giving religious verdicts and [that] he might begin to speak about affairs of the religion despite not yet being qualified to do so.
What is most befitting for any student of knowledge is that he does not put himself forward to teach the people until he is recognized for such.
Just as it is most befitting for the people, the general Muslims from among them as well as the students of knowledge; that they do not take knowledge from just anyone until he is recognized for such.
It has come in the narration transmitted upon the authority of Ibn Sīrīn and others that he said: ‘Certainly, this knowledge is religion. So, carefully consider from whom you take your religion from.’.”
Translated By: Abul-Layth Qāsim Mutiva