Ash-Shaf’iee on Differences: My opinion is right, but could be wrong

July 11, 2012

Al-Haytami reported: Ash-Shafi’ee, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Our way (madh’hab) is correct, but could be mistaken. The way of our opponents is mistaken, but could be correct.”

Source: al-Fatāwá al-Fiqhīyah al-Kubrá 4/313

عن الهيتمي قال الإمام الشافعي رَحِمَهُ اللَّهُ تَعَالَى مَذْهَبَنَا صَوَابٌ يَحْتَمِلُ الْخَطَأَ وَمَذْهَبَ مُخَالِفِنَا خَطَأٌ يَحْتَمِلُ الصَّوَابَ

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