❎ *The wisdom behind the falling of some of the great scholars into mistakes*
Allamah Abdur Rahman Al Mu`allimi Al Yamaani Rahimahullah said,
🔴 Know that, Allah makes some of the pious people (well known righteous scholars) fall into some mistakes as a trial for others: Do they follow the Truth (the proof from Quran and Sunnah upon understanding of Salaf) and leave the saying of this pious person or do they get cheated by the nobility and greatness of the person (and follow his mistake blindly) ?
He (the pious scholar who fell into mistake) is not only excused but rewarded because of his Ijtihad (effort to reach to correct ruling based upon the knowledge) and his good intention and not falling short (in his Ijtihad and righteous intention).
But the one who follows him and being cheated by his greatness without looking into the established proofs from The Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam), he will not be excused but he is upon great danger.
When the mother of believers Aaishah (Radiallahu anha) went to Basraa before the incident of camel (war of camel), Ameer-ul-Mumineen Ali (Radiallahu anhu) and his son Al Hasan and Ammaar ibn Yasir (Radiallahu anhuma) followed her to advise the people. From the speech of Ammar to the people of Basraa, he said,
“By Allah, she is the wife of your Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) in this world and in the Aakhirah. But Allah is testing you through her to know whether you obey Him (Allah) or obey her.”
And also from great examples with this meaning, the demanding of Fatimah (Radiallahu anha) what she has inherited from her father (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) (from Abu Bakr (Radiallahu anhu) after the death of Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam)). And this was a great trial upon the Siddeeq (Radiallahu anhu), and Allah kept him firm (upon the truth) in it.
[Book of Al Mu`alimmi Al Yamaani named – Raf`ul Ishtibaah `anil ma`anal ibadah wal ilah – 152-153]
Translated by : AbdnNoor Al Hindi