Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.
This has become a rather common problem amongst the laity today, where every tom john and harry who in reality knows nothing about anything, starts claiming that one should not follow a madhab, but should rather follow the Qur’aan and Sunnah directly, they claim beyond that still that the scholars are the ones that have said so.
The following video of Shaykh Fawzaan, who is one of the senior Salafi ghayr Muqallideen scholars of today, is in reply to that claim of the laymen.
Naturally there are certain aspects on which we disagree with this video, but on the whole it adequately responds to that claim of the ghayr muqallid laypeople who advise people against following Madhaahib.
These laypeople are under the misconception that those statements and articles of the scholars that they came across which speaks of following the Qur’aan and Sunnah directly are in some way directed at them, whereas in reality it has nothing whatsoever to do with them.
Those statements were directed at `Ulamaa, not laypeople.
I have not come across a single ghayr muqallid scholar that advises the laypeople to mess with the deen by claiming to follow the Qur’aan and Sunnah directly, rather they obligate the layman to make taqleed, whether that taqleed is of a madhab or of a particular scholar is a different story, but they advocate taqleed upon the laypeople nonetheless.
May Allaah guide us all to the straight path.