Who Should I Ask My Questions about Islam?
Answered by Imam Yama Niazi
Who should I ask my questions about Islam?
I pray you are doing well insha’Allah.
Following Qualified Scholarship
Muslims are required to follow the Sharia, which is based on the Quran and the sunna. The legal schools of law called the madhahib that are transmitted to us generation after generation represents the preservation of the Sharia.
As long as an imam/scholar or shaykh follows one of the legal schools, they could be consulted. One should be careful, though, as not every imam is rightly guided! One of my teachers once remarked that the only way to avoid going astray and be rightly guided is to seek knowledge. So seek knowledge from those who took it from other scholars directly and who follow the Quran and the sunna and the way of our scholars, i.e., the Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi‘i, and Hanbali schools.
The following is a link to a video that is beneficial on this topic.
How Do I Know An Islamic Scholar/Website Is Legitimate?
[Imam] Yama Niazi
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Imam Yama Niazi has studied with local scholars in the USA for a number of years which culminated in him becoming an imam of the Islamic Society of Santa Barbara for 8 years. He served the community by teaching and leading prayers. In 2015 he founded “ the blessed tree “ a nonprofit specifically for bridging gaps between the Muslim community and others. He has spoken on many Muslim platforms throughout the USA and Canada and conducted programs in local communities in North America. He is an instructor at SeekersGuidance.