From the Dangers of Issuing Fatwás

The shaikh, Dr. Muḥammad ibn Ghālib Al-ʿUmarī, may Allāh protect him, said:

Al-Nawawī, may Allāh have mercy on him, in the introduction of [his book], Al-Majmūʿ [Sharḥ Al-Muhadh`dhab], mentions the statement of some scholars:

Those who were eager to issue fatwás, came forward to [give them], and kept [doing so] persistingly, [it’s not been the case] except that rare were [their] successes; troubled, [their] affairs.

I say: And from the evil effects in that [regard] is that one who’s gotten himself used to giving an answer to every question or problem will find it hard to say, “I don’t know,” [a statement] which [in itself constitutes] half of knowledge.

O Allāh, overlook [our sins and faults], forgive us, and help us.

Source: @m_g_alomari. 6 Mar 22. 16:12 GMT+3.