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Is it allowed to blindly follow Ayatullah or Marja or jurists, Scholars?

التقليد: هو العمل مطابقاً لفتوى الفقيه الجامع للشرائط وإن لم تستند اليها حين العمل، فتفعل ما انتهى رأيه الى فعله، وتترك ما انتهى رأيه الى تركه، من دون تمحيص منك، فكأنك وضعت عملك في
رقبته كالقلادة، محمّلاً إياه مسؤولية عملك أمام الله. ويشترط في الفقيه المقلّد فيما يشترط فيه، أن يكون أعلم أهل زمانه، وأقدرهم على استخراج الحكم الشرعي من مصادره المقررة

Taqleed is to mimic the opinions (fatwas) of the qualified Faqih, you do what he thinks should be done and you leave what he thinks should be avoided, you do not research or verify anything, it is as if you place your deeds in the neck of the Faqih like a necklace, you make him take responsibility for your actions in front of Allah. The Faqih must be the most knowledgeable of his time and most capable of extracting rulings from the designated sources.

http://www.sistani.org/arabic/book/17/952/

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Taqlid

Following a Mujtahid

1. It is necessary for a Muslim to believe in the fundamentals of faith on the basis of proof and he cannot follow anyone in this respect i.e. he cannot accept he word of another with regard to the fundamentals without demanding proof.

However, in order to act on Islamic code (except in those matters which are considered by all to be indisputable e.g. the obligatory nature of the five daily prayers, fasting during the holy month of Ramadan etc.) a person must adopt one of the following methods:

    i) The man concerned should be a Mujtahid (jurist)1 himself and should know the Articles of Acts on the basis of Ijtihad2 and reason (i.e. he should be a man of such high learning and scholarship that he can solve problems from his study of the Qur’an and Hadith).

    ii) If he is not a jurist himself, he should follow a jurist i.e. he should act according to the judgment (fatwa) of the jurist without demanding proof.

    iii) If he is neither a jurist nor a follower (muqallid) he should act after taking such precaution that he should become sure of his having performed his religious duty. For example, if some jurists consider an act to be unlawful and some others say that it is not unlawful, he should not perform that act and in case some jurists consider an act to be obligatory (wajib) and others consider it to be recommended (mustahab) he should perform it. Hence it is obligatory for those persons who are not jurists and cannot also take precautionary measures (ihtiyat) to follow a jurist.3

https://www.al-islam.org/islamic-laws-ayatullah-abul-qasim-al-khui/taqlid

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19 minutes ago, Ya Allah Madad said:

:salam:

Is it allowed to blindly follow Ayatullah or Marja or jurists, Scholars?

التقليد: هو العمل مطابقاً لفتوى الفقيه الجامع للشرائط وإن لم تستند اليها حين العمل، فتفعل ما انتهى رأيه الى فعله، وتترك ما انتهى رأيه الى تركه، من دون تمحيص منك، فكأنك وضعت عملك في
رقبته كالقلادة، محمّلاً إياه مسؤولية عملك أمام الله. ويشترط في الفقيه المقلّد فيما يشترط فيه، أن يكون أعلم أهل زمانه، وأقدرهم على استخراج الحكم الشرعي من مصادره المقررة

Taqleed is to mimic the opinions (fatwas) of the qualified Faqih, you do what he thinks should be done and you leave what he thinks should be avoided, you do not research or verify anything, it is as if you place your deeds in the neck of the Faqih like a necklace, you make him take responsibility for your actions in front of Allah. The Faqih must be the most knowledgeable of his time and most capable of extracting rulings from the designated sources.

http://www.sistani.org/arabic/book/17/952/

I can't help but think that your new and timely Thread is some how related to this, so why not answer the questions there.Instead of creating another deflection, and divert attention and resources.

 

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5 hours ago, S.M.H.A. said:

I can't help but think that your new and timely Thread is some how related to this, so why not answer the questions there.Instead of creating another deflection, and divert attention and resources.

 

This thread is about blind following of scholars in general. Above is one example but not the only one.

This blind following becomes more dangerous when some jurists say about something that its lawful and others say its unlawful and both the jurists are living in the same region or in same conditions.

When a jurist clearly goes against the Quran or ahlebayt or ijma of classic scholars then is it still recommended to follow him blindly?

Adi Ibn Hatim informs us in this Hadith, that when he heard the Prophet (may Peace Be Upon Him) reciting Allah's Words:

" They have taken their rabbis and their monks as lords beside Allah. And [they take as their lord] Al-Maseeh, `Eesaa, the son of Maryam" (Qur'an 9:31)

He contradicted the Prophet (may Peace Be Upon Him), saying that they do not worship them; for to his mind, what was meant by worship was bowing, prostration, supplication, sacrifice etc. But the Prophet (may Peace Be Upon Him) informed him that their obedience to the rabbbis and monks in forbidding the permissible and permitting the forbidden was a form of worship, because they have thus made their rabbis and monks partners to Allah in obedience and in ordaining the Law.

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Its more about acknowledging the fact that the qualified scholar has acquired sufficient knowledge so that in practical matters, we follow his verdicts rather than, say, our intuition/understanding etc. The act of doing taqleed itself implies this. Otherwise it would be like going to the most qualified doctor for treatment and the pick and choose the prescribed medicines/instructions. It's not blind following because these scholars are blessings from Allah (the Exalted) so we are to certain extents, exempt from doing all the hard work of deriving rulings from the authentic sources because chances are: a.) we aren't qualified; or b.) by living our lives according to the will of the Mighty, we will be in different situations and inshaAllah acquire knowledge in different fields.

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On 2017-6-25 at 2:02 AM, Ya Allah Madad said:

:salam:

Is it allowed to blindly follow Ayatullah or Marja or jurists, Scholars?

التقليد: هو العمل مطابقاً لفتوى الفقيه الجامع للشرائط وإن لم تستند اليها حين العمل، فتفعل ما انتهى رأيه الى فعله، وتترك ما انتهى رأيه الى تركه، من دون تمحيص منك، فكأنك وضعت عملك في
رقبته كالقلادة، محمّلاً إياه مسؤولية عملك أمام الله. ويشترط في الفقيه المقلّد فيما يشترط فيه، أن يكون أعلم أهل زمانه، وأقدرهم على استخراج الحكم الشرعي من مصادره المقررة

Taqleed is to mimic the opinions (fatwas) of the qualified Faqih, you do what he thinks should be done and you leave what he thinks should be avoided, you do not research or verify anything, it is as if you place your deeds in the neck of the Faqih like a necklace, you make him take responsibility for your actions in front of Allah. The Faqih must be the most knowledgeable of his time and most capable of extracting rulings from the designated sources.

http://www.sistani.org/arabic/book/17/952/

Follow marja with certainty. Whatever marja rulings seem most knowledgeble or sensible then follow that marja. For the sake of Allah. 

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