Respect for Ulama

Q: I have read somewhere that it is a right that (Muslim) scholars must be respected. Therefore, is it haram for a layman to argue or talk back to a scholar? Not in a rude way, but in a kind of casual manner, like he would talk to friends etc.


A: Our Deen teaches us to respect the Ulama and those who are responsible for the affairs of Deen (Deeni elders).

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)