Q.When there is a difference of opinion or when two scholars disagree on an issue, some people they take the opinion which is easier for them. What is your statement or opinion in this matter?
A.The shaykh (haafidhahullaah) said it is upon the individual when they want to ask a question it is upon them to ask what the ruling of Allaah is. What does Allaah azza wa jall rule in this matter? And if they find that they are given two different opinions, if one scholar says one opinion and another scholar says another opinion, then it becomes mandatory upon the questioner to look at the knowledge and the piety of the two individuals and they take the opinion of the one who has more knowledge and the one who has more piety. He said, verily knowledge is your religion thus it is mandatory that an individual takes his religion from individuals who are known to be reliable, known to be knowledgeable and known to be pious.
Shaykh Saalih Muhammad al-Luhaydaan (May Allaah preserve him) (Kitaab-ut-Tawheed Class, Q&A Session 06-10-2012, Riyadh)