Shaykh Muhammad Ibn ‘Umar Baazmool (may Allah preserve him) stated:
The First Step: Acknowledging the reality that every child of Aadam makes mistakes and the best of those who make mistakes are those who repent often. This is the first step in dealing with the mistake when the Salafi or other than him from amongst the people have fallen into the mistake.
The Second Step: We look at the matter which the person has fallen into; is it from the matters of Ijtihaad? Or is it from the matters where the evidence is apparent which mandates traversing towards it? This matter is in need of a (well-grounded) student of knowledge or a scholar to whom we raise up the affair of this brother. We say to him: Oh Shaykh, so and so made a mistake (in such and such matter). How do we deal with him? How should our stance be regarding him? That’s because it’s possible that, that which this brother has fallen into is from the matters of Ijtihaad and not from the matters which mandate him to traverse towards that which the evidence indicates. Continue reading