Shaykh Zayd al-Madkhalee, may Allah have mercy upon him, said:

“It is impermissible for anyone to use opinions of men to oppose the texts of the Book and the Sunnah. Rather if there is a text (a straightforward proof), then it is compulsory to act upon it. So, if there were to appear what opposes it from the opinions of men, then it is not permissible to give attention to it while making excuses for the Imaams of knowledge from the scholars of fiqh and the scholars of hadith when they oppose the texts. [This is] because their opposition was not based upon intention. Rather, it was only done out of Ijtihaad when the texts did not reach them or other than that (from the excuses that are made for them). [Also] this does not apply to the people of innovations because there are no excuses for them. [and] I mean those who established innovated principles and called the people to it, either by their publications or by any means from the ways of giving da’wah to the people to misguidance and acting upon innovations.” End translation. [Sharhu Haa’iyah Ibn Abee Daawod, page 67, print “al-Minhaaj”]

Translated by

AbdulFattaah Bin Uthman
Abu Fajr