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May Allah bless the believing men and women. First of all, I thank all of those who have taken the time and effort to answer questions on this site.

The Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said “Convey on my behalf even if it were only one verse (from the Quran)." [Al-Bukhaari]

However,

1# Answering questions on Islam, halal, haram, fiqh are a big responsibility and requires great knowledge in some cases.

On a related note, The Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: Verily, Allah does not take away knowledge by snatching it from the people but He takes away knowledge by taking away the scholars, so that when He leaves no learned person, people turn to ignorant as their, leaders; then they are asked to deliver religious verdicts and they deliver them without knowledge, they go astray, and lead others astray. (Sahih Muslim Book 034, Hadith Number 6462.)

2# Misguiding one person based on guesswork is bad enough, but that being multiplied again and again may lead you to tremendous destruction.

This site comes many times #1 in Google! Imagine you writing a wrong answer based on guesswork, and that ends up misguiding thousands of people. Imagine your answer being read on and on even after your death.

Misguiding one person is bad enough, but that being multiplied again and again may lead you to tremendous destruction.

3# Ibn al-Qayyim said: The salaf, the Sahaabah and Taabi’een, used to regard it as makrooh to rush to issue fatwas. Each of them would wish that someone else would take care of it, but if he realized that he had no alternative but to answer, he would do his utmost to find the ruling from the Qur’aan and Sunnah or the words of the Rightly-Guided khaleefahs, then he would give his fatwa.

‘Abd-A llaah ibn al-Mubaarak said: Sufyaan told us from ‘Ataa’ ibn al-Saa’ib from ‘Abd al-Rahmaan ibn Abi Layla who said: I met one hundred and twenty of the Companions of the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) – and I think he said, in the mosque – and there was none of them who had to speak but he wished that his brother would take care of it; there was no one who had to give a fatwa but he wished that his brother would take care of it.

4# Maalik narrated that Yahyaa ibn Sa’eed said: Ibn ‘Abbaas said: Everyone who issues fatwas to the people concerning everything that they ask him about is crazy.

5# Sahnoon ibn Sa’eed said: the most audacious of the people in giving fatwas is the one who has the least knowledge; a man may have a grasp of one branch of knowledge and he thinks that all the truth is to be found in this branch.

[However note that being audacious in giving fatwas may be because one has an abundance of knowledge. If he is lacking in knowledge he gives a fatwa on everything concerning which he is asked without knowledge. If his knowledge is however abundant he will be able to answer a lot of questions. Hence Ibn ‘Abbaas was one of the Sahaabah who issued the most fatwas. We have mentioned above that his fatwas were compiled in twenty volumes.]

6# Sahnoon said: I memorized some issues concerning which there would be eight opinions from eight of the leading scholars, so how could I hasten to answer before I am certain which one is correct? Why should anyone blame me for not giving an answer? Ibn Wahb said: Ashhal ibn Haatim told us from ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Awn from Ibn Seereen who said: Hudhayfah said: The one who gives fatwas to the people is one of three: either he knows what has been abrogated of the Qur’aan, or he is a leader who has no choice (but to issue a fatwa) or he is a fool who is doing something that is not his job. He said, perhaps Ibn Seereen said: I am neither of the first two, and I do not want to be the third. I’laam al-Muwaqqi’een, 1/28, 29

Therefore, if your answer does not have supporting evidences from the Quran, Hadith or disagrees with the consensus of Muslim scholars in the past your answer may be deleted for your own sake and for the sake of others.

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asked 40117 UmarAbdullah's gravatar image
edited May 07 at 21:43

Salaam i understand where your coming from. Its my impression that unless its false, lies , slander or abusive it shouldn't be deleted. Instead those who have the haqq should provide it. This Is the better way to learn and to understand the differences between the two. All members are and should be respected and have the right to answer according to there Ilm.

(May 08 at 01:02) sadie ♦ sadie's gravatar image

I disagree. They should give references even if it is according to their ilm.

Then even it is according to their ilm they should say like "according to me" or "in my opinion" openly.

(May 08 at 08:54) abdul_wasay ♦ abdul_wasay's gravatar image

You are misunderstanding what sadie is saying, never would she suggest that one gives an answer from opinions, the ilm she is talking about is what they know from the Quran and authenticated sunnah. For some people understand islam from the madhab they follow or an mullah imam etc. Perfect example is the back and forth you and I had on the word god. You stood on what you was taught and through our discussion of the facts we came to the haqq. A believer has no opinion in what Allah and his Rasul saws has decreed. Salaam

(May 08 at 10:20) yaqin ♦ yaqin's gravatar image

Beloved the first one to use his qiyyas opinion was the shayton. So no that's to be avoided. Salaam

(May 08 at 15:03) sadie ♦ sadie's gravatar image

I commend this. Supporting evidence is high priority. That is why i tend to use quran or hadith because one narration said that whoever speaks a lie about Prophet Muhammah(saw) he will occupy his seat in hellfire. And according to another narration the person who speaks consistently lies will be recorded as a liar in book of Allah .

Thanks to my Islamic Studies

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