Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following:

My advice to my friends is one which was written in all earnestness and sincerity, (that is I mentioned to them that before publishing any kitaab, they should get it checked by a senior and reliable ‘Aalim). The reason for this is that I do not wish that the publications of my close friends and associates have any mistakes or discrepancies in them.

Regarding my own publications, then I always ensured that before publishing them, I would show them to some of my seniors or people whom I had confidence in. As for my Arabic publications, then I would show them to Moulana ‘Abdur Rahmaan Saheb and Moulana As‘ad Saheb, and as for my Urdu publications, then I would show them to Moulana As‘ad and the late Qaari Sa‘eed (rahimahullah).

Even at present, if I write anything in Arabic or Urdu, then I do not publish it without first showing it to Moulana Yunus and Moulana Aaqil. When showing it to them, I tell them, “Wherever you have reservations or doubts regarding anything which I have written, then mark the section (in which you have doubt) and then refer to Mufti Mahmood (and show it to him for clarity).” In fact, even when preparing Aap-Beeti (the autobiography of Hazrat Shaikh), I ensured that I adopted this procedure.

Hence, it is my advice that one should not publish any of one’s writings without first showing it to a reliable and knowledgeable ‘Aalim.

(Qutbul Aqtaab Hazrat Shaikhul Hadith Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya [rahmatullahi ‘alaih] pg. 415)

Source: Ihyaauddeen.co.za