Sharh as-Sunnah : Lesson 69 : Point 116
Shaykh Fawzan | Dawud Burbank [Audio|English]
Imaam Barbahaaree rahimahullaah said:
Beware of looking into rhetorical theology (kalaam) and sitting with the people of rhetorical theology (kalaam) .
 It is reported that Imaam ash-Shaafi’ee (rahimahullah) said,
“My ruling regarding the people of theological rhetoric is that they should be beaten with palm branches and shoes and led around the markets an it (should) be said: This is the punishment of those who have abandoned the Book and the Sunnah and taken to theological rhetoric.”
Reported by al-Baghaawee in Sharh as-Sunnah (1/218).
Imaam Ahmad (rahimahullaah) said,
“A person of theological rhetoric will never succeed. The scholars of theological rhetoric are wicked heretics.”
Reported by Ibn al-Jawzee in Manaaqib Ahmad (p204).
Ithaaful-Qaaree bit-Ta`leeqaat `alaa Sharhis-Sunnah
(A Gift To The Reader In Annotation Of Sharh As-Sunnah)
by Shaykh Saalih ibn Fowzaan al-Fowzaan hafizahullaah
Translated by Aboo Talhah Daawood Burbank, rahimahullaah
Posted with kind permission from Dawud Burbank rahimahullaah
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