Only the Arrogant Don’t Consult

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

No matter how high his level, how high he has surpassed others in his ability to form sound opinions, a specialist cannot dispense with the need to consult others and exchange views.

So a scholar cannot dispense with his contemporaries; a doctor cannot dispense with his colleagues. Rather, [where there is] an exchange of views and a cross-fertilization of ideas is where the right answers are expected to be, where reaching targets is most likely.

No one thinks he can dispense with [doing] that other than an arrogant person who has deceived himself, whom the devil has sent astray.