Can I listen to these speakers?

Fatwa #1129 Category: Miscellaneous Country: Zambia Date: 13th May 2024
Fatwa #1129 Date: 13th May 2024
Category: Miscellaneous
Country: Zambia


Assalmualaikum ww hope u are well I have got a question that how is it to listen to the following people 1 molana manzoor mengal 2 molana ilyas ghumman 3 molana tariq masood 4 molana tariq jameel 4 dr Israr ahmed 5 sheikh ibn Baaz 6 sheikh ibn taymiyaah 7 sheikh uthaymeen 8 sheikh fawzaan 9 abu taymiyaah 10 Akhi aymaan 11 ustaad wahaj tarin. Sorry but even mohammed hobolos. And abdul waaheed qureshi


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Imam Malik Rahimahullah said,[1]

انَّ هَذَا الْعِلْمَ دِينٌ، فَانْظُرُوا عَمَّنْ تَأْخُذُونَ دِينَكُمْ

Translation: “Indeed this knowledge is Deen. Be careful from whom you take your Deen.”

One must look for the following qualities in a speaker.

  1. Strict adherence to the sunnah, in creed and conduct.
  2. Is from the Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaa’ah
  3. Adheres to one of the 4 madhabs. (Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi, Hanbali)
  4. Possesses the correct Aqeedah in accordance with what has been established by the scholars of the Ahlus Sunnah before us such as Imam Tahawi, Imam Nasafi Rahimahumallah and others.
  5. Does not engage in Bid’ah
  6. Is pious, trustworthy and of good character
  7. He has studied under and graduated under reputable Ulama
  8. He still possesses the support of his elders and teachers
  9. He is accepted amongst mainstream Ulama of our manhaj
  10. He does not openly commit any wrongs

If these qualities are present, then one may listen to such a speaker.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mufti Bilal Pandor

Concurred by
Mufti Muhammad Patel

Darul Iftaa Mahmudiyyah
Lusaka, Zambia


صحيح مسلم (1/ 14) [1]

حَدَّثَنَا حَسَنُ بْنُ الرَّبِيعِ، حَدَّثَنَا حَمَّادُ بْنُ زَيْدٍ، عَنْ أَيُّوبَ، وَهِشَامٍ، عَنْ مُحَمَّدٍ، وَحَدَّثَنَا فُضَيْلٌ، عَنْ هِشَامٍ قَالَ: وَحَدَّثَنَا مَخْلَدُ بْنُ حُسَيْنٍ، عَنْ هِشَامٍ، عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ سِيرِينَ، قَالَ: «إِنَّ هَذَا الْعِلْمَ دِينٌ، فَانْظُرُوا عَمَّنْ تَأْخُذُونَ دِينَكُمْ»

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