Allah Almighty sent His Messenger to explain to the people their religious matters. This explanation can be applied to any of the sayings, actions, speeches and omissions of the Prophet. Therefore, what is explained by words, deeds or speeches is Sunnah and the jurists agree on this point and that's not part of our topic. The main topic of this discussion is the abandon of the Prophet. The reason for this argument is that the Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) refrained from asking for details in an accident or incident which has many possible causes for which he has imposed an absolute command and is not bound by any particular condition. Imam Shafi'i has deduced from this logic one of the great rules of the principles of jurisprudence. Later, the jurists adapted this rule into many forms which are different in terms of word but agree in meaning.
The significance of this debate lies in the fact that this debate is about one of the great rules of principle. The jurists also argue that their religion prevails over the same rule in case of disagreement on jurisprudential issues that fall under this rule. The jurists have inferred one of the great rules of the principles of jurisprudence and they have inferred this after considering the actions of the Prophet.