Tom Facchine – Should I Stick To One Madhab

Tom Facchine
AI: Summary © The speaker discusses the importance of avoiding conflict of interest when using a method, and suggests that people should stick to one method to avoid conflict of interest. The speaker also emphasizes the importance of accountability and sharing personal relationships to avoid conflict of interest.
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The idea of telephony is that you're, you know, running around from method to method from school of thought to school of thought, you're picking opinions ala carte. And this is why if you go back into the tradition, the scholarly tradition, you find some stern words against telephone. And the rationale is, you know, basically, you need a mechanism to ensure that you're not simply being guided by your, your desires are basically, you know, you don't have a conflict of interest. Okay. And one of the easiest ways to kind of ensure that you while you're not having a conflict of interest is sticking to one school, right, sticking to one method, that way you're sticking with it,

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whether it is for you or against you. Now, currently, in 2023, you know, especially people who live in the West, they find that, well, if I try to stick to one method, it's quite difficult, because there's some really interesting, strange circumstances, you know, that I live in, or you start studying a little bit. And you might find that there is one particular opinion in this other method on this one specific issue that you find more convincing, or that just kind of makes things a lot easier for you. So the question is, can we avoid the conflict of interest while going outside of a meth lab that we usually follow? And I think that, you know, I think it's possible, I think it's

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possible, but you again, you need to keep in mind that the broader purpose or the ultimate purpose is to make sure that you're not having a conflict of interest, and that you're not having a bad intention, the prophesy, Saddam said, if he was presented with two options, and both of them were permissible that he would choose the easier one, right, a lot of people who do a lot of finger wagging about going outside of a school or, you know, fat to a shopping, you know, they neglect this hadith, this is this is true, but we also have to make sure that we're accounting for the opposite, which is people that are shopping around in order to kind of do something that they shouldn't be

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doing. So that means that if you're going to go outside of a meth hub, or you're going to mix and match that you need another mechanism, you need a different way to make sure that it's not just you and your conflict of interest, and you just building your religion based off of a blameworthy type of convenience, and not a normal amount of convenience. And that I would recommend you have to have people who are scholars or Imams that you're attached to, or even just mentors, students of knowledge, people who are going to be able to call you out on that, right, they're going to be able to say, you know, it's like, hey, you know, it's like, well, why are you following this particular

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opinion here? You know, it seems like you know, this is not really a licit type of convenience that you have created for yourself. So the whole thing is about accountability. Let's put it like this. The easiest way to have that accountability is to just stick to one school. But if you're able to find and provide for accountability through a different way through a personal relationship with somebody else, then sticking to one school becomes less of a big deal. And Alana is best

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