Seyed Ali Shobayri, Seyed Ali Shobayri is of mixed Iranian and Scottish descent who found the path of the Ahlul Bayt (a) by his own research. He holds a BA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University through the... Answer updated 2 years ago


Asalamu Alaykom, 

When our jurists produce religious rulings, they have done so based on  the religious sources and principles. This is  according to their best efforts. It could be that a jurists’s ruling in reality isn’t correct, however the jurist exhausts his upmost efforts to produce something that they think is closest to the sources. 

Therefore, even if a ruling wasn’t correct in reality, someone wouldn’t be accountable as he has only followed this jurist’s ruling while considering him to be a qualified expert in Islamic jurisprudence. 

When it comes to one’s own theological beliefs such as proving God, they must establish and prove this for themselves and can’t just say: “A scholar told me to believe in God so I do so”. 

May Allah grant you success