Question: Are laymen obliged or even allowed to make analogies from fatwas that he hears?
Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,
Thank you for your important question.
A layman is not obliged or even allowed to make analogies from fatwas that he hears. If a specific fatwa is given for one specific case, he may not infer that it also applies to another case that is similar in his eyes. He must ask a scholar or mufti to see if the new case is indeed the same as the previous one.
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