Hmm ok. I wanted to point at that people may think they may have discarded Taqleed when in fact they have just departed from the Taqleed of one person to another. Combined with the perception that they are following 'Kitab and Sunnah', that can lead to a dangerous mix of Mu`tazili-Khariji-like tendencies when dealing with other Muslims who disagree with them. Almost all of these people who come out all-guns-blazing against the concept of Taqleed these days are brainwashed into thinking so, and technically they are doing Taqleed of someone else. And when they run out of ideas, they resort to another type of Taqleed - copying and pasting all sorts of articles without knowing what they actually mean. Some even copy articles that flatly contradict their own position! Like Aziboy quoting Sheikh al-`Uthaymeen! Even though if he doesn't come round to his senses on this thread, the fact of the matter is one day he will. He just needs to experience life a bit more. His finances are still his guardian's responsibility. Aziboy doesn't know what responsibility and accountability is. His intentions are misguided, and he is isolated in the world of scholarship, quoting Ibn Mas`ud as if nobody before Aziboy ever understood what Ibn Mas`ud was saying until he came along to this forum. My estimation is he hasn't studied any Fiqh or Usool text methodically, long enough to save himself from academic blunders that only an arrogant layman can perpetrate. My hope is that one day he'll at least understand where the other side of the argument is coming from.