Marifah.net has a translation of Shaykh Wahbah Zuhayli’s fatwa on the contravention of the Ijma’ of the Muslims regarding those who say that Gold is forbidden for women.
He also adds two points that are worthy of note:
a) The implication that Al-Albani did not study fiqh and hadith traditionally, and therefore his opinions are of no worth.
b) That his books should be discarded if they have such batil opinions.
The pseudo-salafis, in their attempts to legitimize Al-albani, simply state that “he is a scholar with mistakes”. The problem, however, is that his mistakes are so fatal and grievous, blunders that continue to misguide the masses of Muslims away from Islam, that it proves his poor academic standards, as well as his nontraditional studies.
This is one of the issues where he does contravene Ijma’ (as he did several times).
Imam al-Bayhaqi stated after reporting the many narrations proving it permitted:
Clearly stating that there was scholarly Ijma’ (consensus) upon this issue. [His Sunan Al-Kubra]
Imam An-Nawawi generations later also stated the same when He said,
“…by the Ijma’ of the Muslims due to the rigorously authentic hadith.” [His Majmu' in multiple places, as well as his Sharh of Sahih Muslim]
Hafith Ibn Hajr also declared Ijma’ in his Fathul-Bari. Such was said by As-Sana’ani and the majority of the scholars. The question then arises to any sane Muslim: “Why is it that some 1100 years after the establishment of this Ijma‘, does someone claim the opposite? Why would someone challenge the solidified view of Ahlus Sunnah?”
The answer is that obviously Shayton wished to misguide the laymen away from the Sunnah through Muhammad Al-Albani. So take heed!