Preponderance of evidence in controversial issues

Q 2: We are a group of girls seeking Islamic knowledge, and we live in the same neighborhood. During our studies, we come across some researches which are not adequately qualified, and as such, we cannot understand many of the debatable matters. How do we reconcile or agree over controversial issues? We appreciate your guidance, may Allah reward you.

A: Seekers of knowledge should examine the pieces of evidence according to the fundamental scholarly principles of reconciling evidence or evaluating which is preponderant, and so on. Then they should apply the opinion which they deem the most preponderant. However, if the seeker of knowledge is not efficient in this area, they must ask trustworthy scholars. (Part No. 4; Page No. 13) Allah (Exalted be He) states: So ask the people of the Scripture, if you do not know. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.