Without Emulation
Question :

I have heard that if a person fails to do Taqleed, his or her all good deeds will be corrupted, no matter how virtuous a devotee may be. Is it true?

Answer :

The individual - that did not reach the level of Ijtihad - can not guarantee the correctness of his deeds before Almighty Allah, unless they correspond to the verdicts of a religious jurist - Marja since s/he will then, not be responsible for the errors in the verdicts - if any. Without following, the person will be held responsible before The Almighty if the actions and transactions were not really in accordance to the religion.