"Imagine the following situation: you are in the safety of a room when two people come and give you two pieces of contradictory news; one says that there is a venomous snake outside and the other says there is not. What would you do in such a situation?

You would take every precaution and stay indoors following the first person’s advice until you were 100% sure the second opinion was correct. If this is our attitude in regards to worldly harms, should we not, when we are in doubt as to whether something is halāl or harām, take the precautious measure too, until we are 100% satisfied?"