Obligating Others To Follow Individuals Without Evidence


Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (may Allah have mercy upon him) stated:

As for it being obligatory to follow the one who makes a statement in everything he says without him mentioning the evidence which indicates the soundness of that which he says, this is not correct. Rather this status/level is the status/level of the Messenger which is not befitting to be for anyone except him.

Source: Majmoo’ al-Fataawaa vol. 35, pg. 181

Translated by Abu Yusuf Khaleefah
21st of Rabee’ ath-Thaani, 1436 H (02-09-2015)
Masjid Nur Allah, Queens, NYC