Q: It’s very important to avoid fitna.
When there is an isolated opinion which contradicts the general opinion, can we say that there is a difference of opinion/divergence?
Example, Pharaoh died a disbeliever. If there is a scholar who emits the possibility that he did not die as a disbeliever, is it possible to invoke the expression difference of opinion/divergence?
In the case of Abu Talib, he died a disbeliever. If there is a person who invokes the possibility that he was saved, that his repentance was accepted, is it permissible to say that there is a difference of opinion/divergence?
Should the book of a scholar be brought to the general mass, he has the right to write this in his personal capacity for his own reflection, but is it right to attribute to him a difference of opinion/divergence?
Could he have done this for people of the same caliber as him, that is, a book addressed to other scholars and not to the general mass of ignorant people? For a person who is not scholar who does not even have the basics a student is allowed to quote his isolated opinions and to invoke a difference of opinion/divergence, my question is can you give us a detailed clarification on this on the rules business and not to do?
What is the intention.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)