Path to the Salaf
Islaam as practised by the Salaf us Saalih
The Scholars are not infallible so we dont take from them
Answered by Shaykh Fawzan
Presented to you by Markaz Tawheed was-Sunnah in Durham, NC
: What is your advice for the one who insults the scholars who are upon the minhaj of the salaf and they justify not taking from them by saying: They are not infallible.?
: Yes the scholars are not infallible but we take knowledge from them because they say, Allah said, His Messenger said. They do not bring anything from themselves.
They bring (the knowledge) from the one who is infallible صلى الله عليه و سلم. They teach us the Quran and they teach us the Sunnah, and both of these are free from error. The Quran and the Sunnah are free from error.
As for jurisprudence and the statements of the scholars, then this is weighed against the proof. That which agrees with the proof is taken and that which contradicts the proof is abandoned.