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Imam Ash-Shafiee's pivotal quote on Taqleed

Imaam al-Shaafa‘i (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:
’The scholars are agreed that if the Sunnah of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) becomes clear to a person, it is not permissible for him to ignore it in favour of the opinion of anyone.“
[Madaarij al-Saalikeen, 2/335]

قال الإمام الشافعي رحمه الله تعالى : أجمع العلماء على أن من استبانت له سنة النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم لم يحل له أن يدعها لقول أحد اهـ . مدارج السالكين (2/335)

Reference: qsep.com