The Noble Scholar Sulaymān Ar-Ruhaylī حفظه الله stated:
“No matter what level the student of knowledge has reached (in his studies), he is in need of the ‘Ulamā. He is in need to return back to the people of knowledge, those who are alive from amongst them as well as those who have passed away (by returning back to their works).”
[Sharh Sahīh At-Targhīb wa At-Tarhīb #28]
Note: Some individuals, once they have attained studying for a certain amount of time or attained a degree they disconnect themselves from the Scholars and hold themselves to be on the level of the Scholars. And worse than that are the ones who haven’t studied or barely studied and hold themselves to be the Scholars of the people, being obstacles in the way of true knowledge. The true Scholars are the inheritors of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and they are a means of guidance to the truth. The fake Scholars are the ones who feign knowledge and call the people to follow an agenda!