These are two statements of Shaikh Ahmad Ibn Yahya An Najmi regarding blind following Shaikh Rabee’. But apparently Spubs and Troid in their drive for self preservation did not tell you about this:
As as a final reminder I post the Fatwa of Shaikh Ahmad An Najmi regarding taking all the Jarh of Shaikh Rabee’.
Ash-Shaykh Ahmad an-Najmee, may Allah have mercy upon him said:
“…Ash-Shaykh Rabee’ is a Mujaahid, may Allah reward him with good, I am inspired by him in his striving efforts to propagate the Sunnah and invalidating the innovations and its people and in him giving a (high level of) importance to the Sunnah and in its propagation with all that he is capable of, I ask Allah to reward him with the best of reward for that, whereas due to that all Ahlus Sunnah love him HOWEVER we do not follow him upon falsehood nor do we blindly follow him without a proof and I ask Allah to make me and him from those who cooperate upon righteousness and piety.”
Reference: Al-Fataawaa al-Jaliyyah ,(193/2)
“… is it logical that all the people should take from ash-Shaykh Rabee’ (only) and that their opinion is limited to the opinion of ash-Shaykh Rabee’ and that their criticisms/disparagement is restricted to the criticisms/disparagement of
ash-Shaykh Rabee’ and that their (religious) legal verdicts are confined to the
(religious) legal verdicts of ash-Shaykh Rabee’? This is not logical nor one can
imagine it, not at all!…”
Reference: Al-Fataawaa al-Jaliyyah ,(206/2).
I think this should be sufficient from Shaikh Rabee’s teacher and companion. So I re-iterate that all the statements the scholars made regarding the virtues of this scholar does not mean that he is to be blind-followed in everything he says.
Again we must learn how to read, understand and bring together all the statements in order to derive a proper conclusion.