Q: A person told me that what is the need for making taqleed? …The Angels of death won’t ask “are you Wahhabi? Are you Shia? Are you Sunni? etc.” They will ask Mann Rabbuka, Ma Deenuka and Mann Nabbiyka? Mufti Saheb, is this correct?
A: This type of discussions are discussions of jaahils. A person who is in jahaalat will definitely be confused with this type of discussions. When the Qur’aan Shareef and hadeeth are replete with the instruction of finding out and following someone when you don’t have complete and thorough information then departing from this is going against the Qur’aan and hadeeth. When you depart from the Qur’aan and hadeeth then there is no safety in this world and in the hereafter.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)