My question is related to the answer I posted to another question "How to avoid masturbation and sincerly repent doing it?" and it was deleted based on the reason that we are supposed to answer in our own words. Even though I provided the reference from which my answer was copied.
That answer was copied from another website where a similar question was asked and answered by a renowned scholar "Shaykh Muhammad Saalih al-Munajjid".
Now I have the following questions:
- The purpose of this site should be answering the queries which people have but based on authentic sources and not what someone thinks is the solution?
- I can write the same answer rephrased but since it is answered by a scholar, his answer will always be better because he is more knowledgeable about the finer details which any normal person can miss.
- The answer mostly contains quotes of Quran and hadith which is anyway copied from Quran and hadith (Just to clarify answer based on Quran and hadith are more relevant and should always be considered rather than people relying on their whims to answers questions related to Islam.)
Also to clarify please consider the following hadith: Jareer ibn 'Abdullaah al-Bajali (may Allah be pleased with him) said: "The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: 'Whoever starts a good thing and is followed by others, will have his own reward and a reward equal to that of those who follow him, without it detracting from their reward in any way. Whoever starts a bad thing and is followed by others, will bear the burden of his own sin and a burden equal to that of those who follow him, without it detracting from their burden in any way.'" (Reported by al-Tirmidhi, no. 2675. He said, this is a saheeh hasan hadeeth)
So if we are forcing normal people to answer questions in their own words, the chance of error increases and that increases the chance of committing a sin as well.
A simple solution would be (as written in the comments) - It's better if we quote scholars on matters related to fiqh (rough meaning law and rulings) like questions asking if beard keeping beard is fard etc. but on non-fiqh issues promoting user opinions, like questions asking about ways to prepare for ramadan, family issues etc. which are open for discussion and which normal people can answer as well.
Rest Allah knows best.