Should the one seeking a Fatwa ask for substantiating evidence?

Q: Should one seeking a legal decision ask the scholar for the evidence of the issue in question? Should they check the ruling's authenticity through other scholars, or just follow it? Are they not considered blind followers if they just accept Fatwas as merely imitating is prohibited?


A: All Praise is due to Allah Alone and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, his family, and Companions. To commence: If the inquirer is a student who is capable of understanding the evidence, they should ask and discuss the evidence with the scholar to be reassured and become well-acquainted with the ruling and the evidence; otherwise, they should seek the answer only.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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