The knowing and learning of Islamic rulings and teachings is classified into different degrees and categories depending on its depth and how substantial it is:
1- A simple and minimal understanding and familiarity; like learning Islamic rulings and traditions and its practical, theological and moral guidelines.
2- An understanding through reasoning and logic; like learning the fiqhi and jurisprudential reasons and proof for certain Islamic rulings.
3- Understanding the philosophy and main reasons behind the abovementioned items and why Allah (swt) has legislated them.
Learning and asking in the first category is an obligation upon all and everyone’s responsibility, and answering these needs is the duty of Islamic scholars. Yet, the latter two aren’t everyone’s responsibility and one who goes after them without first obtaining their prerequisites will face undesirable consequences and might even be considered wasting time. It is like for someone who doesn’t have an expertise in medicine to insist on the doctor explaining in professional and clinical terms what is wrong with a patient. It is clear that this person won't understand anything.
In order to get more acquainted with the prerequisites of fiqhi and ijtihadi sciences, see question 1077 (website: ), and indexes: The essentials needed to issue a fatwa, question 66 (website: ), The Quran and Ijtihad, question 725 (website: ), and The difference of opinion between some mujtahids in certain issues.
Islamic scholars have always strived to enhance the degree of knowledge of the laity through writing books and holding gatherings and ceremonies and question and answer sessions and the like. They have tried to answer all of everyone’s questions with desirable Islamic behavior and kindness.
Our proof for this claim are the numerous websites that have been made for answering the many questions that come up, even questions that relate to the second and third of the three categories mentioned above.