Shaykh Ahmad Bazmool said “…I warn of some (Islamic radio (also some Islamic TV)) stations that have lessons with individuals whose affairs are not known or those who are known to have deviated from the salafi methodology.
Verily, one does not take knowledge from these stations for indeed those individuals that are unknown or have deviated from the correct path and the salafi methodology; one does not take knowledge from them.
This is because knowledge is from the religion, so let everyone look to who he takes his knowledge from.
(Unclear sentence) Verily if you seek knowledge from a person of innovation or a man that you do not know his religion, you do not know if is methodology is safe or unsafe.
And the methodology (of an individual) is known by either being widespread or asking the salafi scholars.
You say to them (the salafi scholars): We have an individual so and so, do you know this person? If they reply: We know him to have the correct methodology and belief. Then one can take from him, but if they say, we don’t know him then you should continue to ask until you find out about him.
…(Additionally) I warn you from taking lessons from (internet chat) rooms (internet forums, blogs, websites ect) that either have individuals who are unknown or they are known for incorrect beliefs.
Do not be deceived because an individual teaches in such and such university or such and such institute etc… verily these titles: (BA, MA, PhD) do not benefit and do not satisfy ones hunger. The respect of an individual is the praise of the salafi scholars for them, and their knowledge of them. A person merely being a doctor and the likes, an individual may in fact be a revolutionist.
So be aware and do not be deceived by his degree (unclear words) I am informing you of sources for seeking knowledge but there might be some sort of danger in some of them, so I have to warn you from this danger.
…(Also) If a person merely takes it (knowledge) from books, and reads from those who are not known, then a person may deviate.
Verily knowledge is obtained by seeking it and having a relationship (with the people of knowledge). The purpose of seeking knowledge is not merely to have abundant amounts of information; verily there are affairs that are related to knowledge, such as its manners and understanding. It is because of this, ignorance and mistakes have increased for the individual who has made reading books a habit instead of sitting with the scholars.”
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