Sidi Hanif (i.e. basair.wordpress.com) offered some important and extremely beneficial advice on the post “The Guiding Force of the Future” (which I have now deleted due to the realization his advice brought me to) regarding the role and position of our elders and `ulema when it comes to such issues.
If my understanding and memory serves me right, the two main points made were:
 Sticking to the maslak of the Akabir on all matters and consigning the affairs of such topics to them, and
 Formulating sound nisba with the `ulema of our times, especially those of spiritual realization.
Both `ujub and kibr are road blocks to the path of ma`rifa and taqwa. It is said:
من صمت نجا
“He who is silent is saved.”
Right now we should all use our time engaging in our dhikr and muraqaba, our fiqh and other studies, and this will allow us to benefit in the future. Saying too much makes people wary of one and it hasnegative spiritual affects as well.
Please make du`a for this needy servant, and all the needy servants on earth.