Q: Is it permissible to seek knowledge about Deen on the internet and have it verified by a scholar of Deen via WhatsApp or email? I’m in contact with shia and salafi scholars, each one of them says the others Hadeeths are weak and not to be trusted. However I do my own research but I don’t know amongst the two who is correct. I listen to many of Mufti Menk lectures and Dr Naik and I learn a lot from them alhudulillah but I still do my research on internet. Because I don’t know the scholars around here are maybe misguided. Please advise me.
A: These types of studies are complicating and confusing. Rather study in the conventional style under the guidance of someone who is righteous and committed to the sunnat.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)