Seeking fatwa from unknown person

Discussion in 'Hanafi Fiqh' started by Aqdas, Sep 26, 2021.

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  1. Ghulam Ali

    Ghulam Ali Active Member

    Only people who burn from shaykh Abu hasan bring this up. Otherwise go through the forums and refute him. Bring it on baby.
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  2. Aqdas

    Aqdas Staff Member

    Muslims asking this person doesn't happen in a day. They have obviously seen his contribution for some time and trust his knowledge.

    The scenario described doesn't mean this should necessarily be the case every time. It means, if it is the case, then it is permitted to ask.
  3. Unbeknown

    Unbeknown Senior Moderator

    uh oh .. cuts both ways.

    IMHO - for our times, shouldn't some strings come attached?
  4. Aqdas

    Aqdas Staff Member

    Imam Amjad Ali Azmi in BeS, 12:915¹

    مسئلہ ۴: ایک شخص کو دیکھا کہ لوگ اُس سے دینی سوالات کرتے ہیں اور وہ جواب دیتا ہے اور لوگ اُسے عظمت کی نظر سے دیکھتے ہیں اگرچہ اس کو یہ معلوم نہیں کہ یہ کون ہیں اور کی سے ہیں اس کو فتویٰ پوچھنا جائز ہے کہ مسلمانوں کا اُن کے ساتھ ایسا برتاؤ کرنا اس کی دلیل ہے کہ یہ قابلِ اعتماد شخص ہیں ۔(ردالمحتار)

    ¹ page 915 probably refers to the 3 volume edition of Dawat e Islami. Part 12 is 12 of 20.

    ek shakhs ko dekha = a person P sees a person X

    ke log us se deeni su'alat karte hain = that people ask him (X) about religious matters

    aur woh jawab deta hai = and he (X) answers them.

    aur log use azmat ki nazar se dekhte hain = and people look at him (X) with respect

    agarche usko ye maalum nahin = even though this man (P) does not know

    ke yeh kaun hain aur kaise hain = who this person (X) is and what is his status

    isko fatwa poochna jayiz hai = it is permissible for him (P) to ask about religious issues (fatwa)

    ke musalmanon ka un ke sath aysa bartaw karna = because muslims treat him (X) in such a manner

    iski daleel hai ke ye qabil e iytimad shakhs hain = is itself proof that this person (X) is a reliable man.
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2021
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