School of thought: Different views given by scholars

Q587 :There are often different views given - each supported by scholars. Which one to follow?


A587 : I am afraid I do not have a simple answer. The only way is to weight up the evidence supporting each view and choose the one which you consider to be more accurate. If you are unable to do that, because you lack the knowledge necessary for that exercise, then you can only choose on the basis what have been told by a scholar [upon your asking]. As long as you are certain that the scholar you are asking is knowledgeable and God-fearing, you commit no sin by implementing the ruling he gives you, even if it is totally mistaken.


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