A researcher must enjoy the following characteristics: 1) Knowledgeable: A researcher must have a solid, general knowledge about the topic he researches about.
The Almighty Allah in almost every page of the holy Quran praises knowledge and invites people to seek and learn the truth.
Seeking knowledge in Islam is an obligation upon every Muslim.
Thus, if they are asked to deliver a lecture or write an article on a particular topic they fail.
Francis Bacon, English philosopher of the 17th century says in his book ‘The New Method’, that scholars with no systematically attained knowledge are like ants who collect data together in heaps without ever giving a unifying structure to them whereas philosophers are like spiders spinning out their own ideas in their webs.