The Opinion Of The Sahabah Is Better Than Our Own Opinion, By Ibn Al-Qayyim
Ibn Al-Qayyim mentiones in his valuable book “I’laam Al-Muwaqqi’een“, under the chapter “The opinion of the sahaabha is better than our own opinion“:
“Those whose opinions have such a high status should be better for us than our own opinions. And how could it be otherwise? Those are opinions which came from hearts that were filled with light, faith, knowledge and understanding of Allaah and His Messenger, and with sincerity towards the ummah.
They were following in the footsteps of their Prophet (saw) with no intermediary between them and him. They transmitted knowledge and faith fresh, direct and unsullied from the Prophetic source, with no confusion or dispute.
To think of the opinions of others as being as good as their opinion is a serious mistake.”
[Taken from “I’laam Al-Muwaqqi’een”, By Ibn Al-Qayyim, 1/87]