Originally Posted by Fishermans_eye
So what if he was a scientist? If you wanted to know how light would behave if it passed through a sheet of bent glass, then go ahead and ask him, but leave questions about Islamic rulings to the Ulema. They are the correct people to ask about such things. Not Al-Razi, not Avveroes, not us, not 'Question-Answer Islam' or some other website, not even Youtube.
And not all scientists are like that anyway. Ever heard of Ibn Khaldun? He was one of the greatest Islamic scientists, and he was mainly orthodox.