What is the right fatwa?

Q:

Salam!

I have an issue regarding which fatwas I should take – if one school or group of scholars tells us that this is haram but the other group of scholars or school tells us that it is halal, but then another group tells us that it’s makrooh, and another says it’s recommended and so on.

 

A:

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

I answered this question in a previous session; you should consult it.

The brief answer to your question:

When you find different rulings from different scholars, you need to verify the following:

1- Is the person offering the decision known for his expert knowledge of the issues, or is he simply a mediocre?

2- Is he known for his integrity?

When you can verify these two criteria, then you need to ask, is the answer convincing: rational and acceptable to your mind/heart?

If the answer is yes, then you can follow that; you should not worry about the opposing views.

Allah will ask you only whether you consulted a scholar or not. Once you have done so, you are free from blame; never mind the opposing views.

Allah Almighty knows best.

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