Abandoning Fanatical Bigotry Of The Scholars, By ‘Umar Baazmool
Shaykh ‘Umar Baazmool said:
“From their rights is abandoning fanatical bigotry of their statements without proof. There is a difference between glorifying the scholar, having reverence of him, and knowing his rights and having fanatical bigotry of his statement when it conflicts with the evidence.
Bigotry is blameworthy and it comes from ignorance. Revering and honoring the scholar comes from the virtue of knowledge and the legislation to which he calls. Abandoning fanatical bigotry of the scholars’ statements that conflict with evidence is not from the perspective of deeming the statements of the scholars to be useless and neglecting their rights. Rather, it is singling out following for the infallible one (saw) and it is from preserving the rights of the scholars.”
[Interacting With The Scholars, p. 88]