What is Islamic verdict of doing a haram thing considering it halal due to lack of knowledge or due to misguidance by some scholar? To be more specific please guide me in this problem.

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Intention is the Key :

Call them by [the names of] their fathers; it is more just in the sight of Allah . But if you do not know their fathers - then they are [still] your brothers in religion and those entrusted to you. And there is no blame upon you for that in which you have erred but [only for] what your hearts intended. And ever is Allah Forgiving and Merciful. 33:5

But we need also to be careful :

The Day their faces will be turned about in the Fire, they will say, "How we wish we had obeyed Allah and obeyed the Messenger." And they will say, "Our Lord, indeed we obeyed our masters and our dignitaries, and they led us astray from the [right] way. 33:66-67

With Peace

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