بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Q: What is the meaning of shaykh-ul-Islam’s statement, “Whoever opposes the consensus has disbelieved”?
A: Ah yes, Allah says this:
ومن يشاقق الرسول من بعد ما تبين له الهدى و يتَّبع غيرَ سبيل المؤمنين نولِّهِ ما تولَّى و نصله جهنم و سائت مصيراً
“And whoever opposes the messenger after guidance has been made clear to him and follows a path other than that of the believers We will keep him upon the path he has chosen and will burn him in Hell, an evil destination.” [an-Nisaa: 115]
This is proof that whoever opposes the consensus has disbelieved.
Translated by Najeeb Al Anjelesi