Ayyub on Fatwa: The most ignorant people are quickest to issue verdicts

Sufyan ibn Uyaynah reported: Ayyub As-Sakhtiyani, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The most daring of people to issue religious verdicts are those with the least knowledge of the disagreements of the scholars. The most restrained of people from issuing religious verdicts are those with the most knowledge of the disagreements of the scholars.”

Source: Jāmi’ Bayān al-‘Ilm wa Faḍlihi 1525

عن سفيان بن عيينة قال أيوب السختياني رحمه الله أَجْسَرُ النَّاسِ عَلَى الْفُتْيَا أَقَلُّهُمْ عِلْمًا بِاخْتِلَافِ الْعُلَمَاءِ وَأَمْسَكُ النَّاسِ عَنِ الْفُتْيَا أَعْلَمُهُمْ بِاخْتِلَافِ الْعُلَمَاءِ

1525 جامع بيان العلم وفضله