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Definition of Taqleed (Blind Following)

August 6th, 2016
Shaykh ‘Ubayd al-Jābiry
Majmoo ar-Rasaa'il al-Jaabariyah-Treatise: "Understanding How To Deal with Ahlus-Sunnah (People of the Sunnah) and Ahlul-Baatil (People of Falsehood)," page: 233
Abu Abdil-Alim Amin Manning al-Makki

Shaykh ‘Ubayd al-Jābiry was asked...

We'd like [a clarification of] the differentiation between the blameworthy Taqleed (blind following) with Ahlul-Ilm (The people of knowledge) and the Taqleed which Abul Hasan [al Ma'rabi] and his followers chant about?

...And as for the religious technical [terminology] of ahlul-Ilm, then surely its [meaning] is: Acceptance of a statement, [regarding the religion], from someone who his statement is not a Hujjah (proof), without [any] awareness of his evidence...