THE SCHOLARS DO KNOW THE CURRENT AFFAIRS!!!
Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzan حفظه الله
❓Question: O father and virtuous Shaykh, what is your opinion of the one who says that the major scholars do not know the science of the current affairs, and they do not know the dangers that the ummah is going through due to them being distant from the media and them not having knowledge and awareness of it?
❗Answer: Then (this means) the scholars are ignorant and they are not scholars. This is misguided and mistaken speech. The scholars are not called scholars except that they have knowledge of the current affairs and that they have knowledge of the rulings of the legislation. They are the ones who know the science of current affairs completely. (But) these ignorant people do not know the science of the current affairs and neither do they know the rulings of the legislation.”
Translated by Abu Anas Atif Hasan