Passion for Islam is not sufficient to qualify for giving fatwas and offering fiqhi advice. In fact, enthusiasm without knowledge can lead to catastrophic, wrong fatwas.
A case of this sort did occur during the time of the Prophet’s (peace and blessings be upon him). At the time, an ill-advised fatwa lead to the death of one of the Prophet’s Companions. The Prophet harshly criticized those who gave the wrong advice because they had no adequate knowledge.
Follow Imam Suhaib Webb as he discusses this important issue. He elaborates on a query frequently asked regarding women attending funerals.
He goes further to explain two key elements that make many unqualified “muftis” fall in error.
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