Shaykh Ahmed ibn ‘Umar Bazmool – may Allaah preserve him said – :
What is the meaning of embracing the ignorant ones
Meaning the ignorant ones are deemed to be scholars, they put themselves forth and take up leadership amongst the people; they become a reference point, rather some of them as we know, request that the Salafis make him a reference, saying, “Do not speak except with our permission, do not do this except with our consultation, do not travel without our permission, do not open an institute except with our permission, and do not do this or that
This is how they wrestle with one another and die for leadership – we ask Allaah for safety -.
So these ones who love to be rulers, whilst they are ignorant; then they go astray and lead others astray.
▪️Al-Khattaabi said “So he warned the people from imitating those who have this characteristic and he informed us that they misguide themselves and others, and he informed us that they are misguided, and they misguide; meaning they misguide their own selves, and they misguide others along with them.”
From the lecture: The explanation of the narration of Ibn Mas’ood: How will you be when you are afflicted with Fitnah….