The Reality Of The Blind Followers, By Ibn Al-Qayyim


Regarding the blind followers and how they make the statements of their Imaams the judge and source to be referred to (instead of the Book and the Sunnah), Ibn Al-Qayyim mentions:

“This (following the Book and the Sunnah upon the understanding of the Salaf) is the methodology of the people of knowledge and the Imaams of the religion. The statements of these individuals (the four Imaams) are substituted in place of the Book, Sunnah and statements of the companions (by the blind followers) in the same status that Tayammum is utilized in the absence of water. So the latter blind followers turn to tayammum while water is clearly present before them, saying it is much easier to use.”

[A’laam Al-Muwaqqi’een, 2/248]

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