When there is difference of opinion in an issue, whose statement should we take?

Question: O Noble Sheikh, may Allaah grant you success, if there was a fatwa and then I said: The sheikh said such and such on this issue, and afterwards someone came to me and said: the other sheikh said such and such, in contrast to the first sheikh, what would I do in this situation?

Sheikh Saaleh Al-Fawzaan answered: Verify/See the daleel/evidence (from Al-Qur’aan and Sunnah), with whom, with which sheikh, and take the statement that which has evidence with him, this is easy, this thing is easy, see the one which has daleel with him, there is no strangeness if the scholars differ among themselves, but Alhamdulillaah, Allaah laid down for us a criterion which is the daleel, Allaah said in the Al-Qur’aan: “O you who have believed, obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority among you. And if you disagree over anything, refer it to Allah and the Messenger, if you should believe in Allah and the Last Day. That is the best [way] and best in result.” (An-Nisaa’:59). Allaah didn’t leave us with the statement of fulaan(someone) or statement of someone else, but Allaah established for us a scale (to weigh the right from wrong) which is the Al-Qur’aan and Sunnah, Yes….

Translated by: Umm Abdulazeez

This can be found in it’s original Arabic form, on Sheikh Saaleh Al-Fawzaan  site: http://www.alfawzan.af.org.sa/node/2408


About Umm Abdulazeez

"I am a Muslim who is upon the Qur'aan and the Sunnah and upon the methodology of the Salaf As-Saalih (Pious Predecessors). And that can be said in short by saying, 'I am a Salafee' " [Shaykh Al-Albaanee رحمه الله] ________ Sufyaan Ath-Thawree (rahimahullaah) said: “Indeed knowledge should only be learned for the purpose of fearing Allaah. Indeed, knowledge has been given virtue over other than it because with it Allaah is feared.” [Jaam'i Bayaan al-'Ilm wa Fadlihi by Imaam Ibn Abdil-Barr (rahimahullaah)]
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