You mentioned in the second class (50:40) that it is required for Muslims to be convinced of the basics of Islamic theology and that doing Taqlid is permissible when it comes to belief in the Sirat when one hears it from a Shaykh. I recently read in the appendices of a translation of Daf' Shubah al-Tashbih that the majority of scholars said Taqlid in Aqidah is not permissible. The translator didn't give a citation for this. Is this true? And if it is, were the scholars referring to what you mentioned? Meaning that Taqlid is not permissible when it comes to the basics of Islamic theology? This seems to make sense because we would expect those whom we give da'wah to, not to make Taqlid of the basics of the Aqidah in their current religion and rationally justify beliefs. But is this necessary for Muslims as well? Or is conviction solely required? Do you know of any English articles/books discussing the matter of making Taqlid in Aqidah? Salam.