9. The Prophet () said.
“The pens have been lifted and the pages have dried”
[al Mishkāt (5302) – Sahīh Jāmi’ us Saghīr (7957) and Sahīh Sunan at Tirmidhī (2043) of Imām al Albānī]
10. “At one point, for example, in a colorful display of his contempt for Rationalists who reject isolated (ahād) hadith on the argument that they do not yield certainty, and then adduce in their place rational arguments that are also far from certain, the Hanbalite Ibn Qudāma (d. 620 AH) exclaims:
‘Their case is like a blind man urinating on a roof, facing the people with his pudendum, and supposing that no one sees him, since he himself is incapable of seeing his own person'”
[George Makdisi, Ibn Qudāma’s Censure of Speculative Theology]
11.George W. Bush:
It is unacceptable to think!
12. “Rationalists often invoke tradition (including haīth and tracing the provenance of their tradition back to the Salaf) but they are hostile toward the authority claimed by Traditionalists for the latter’s construction of that tradition. Meanwhile, Rationalists writings reflect a clear and sustained recognition of the authority of Aristotelian-Neoplatonic tradition, inncluding the propriety of following it by taqlīd. Traditionalists, on the other hand, use reason – even aspects of Aristotelian reason – but they do not recognize the tradition of Aristotelian reason as an ultimate authority. Moreover, they are appalled by the Rationalists’ selective acceptance and rejection of what they (Traditionalists) identify as ‘Islamic’ tradition.”
[Dr. Abdul Hakim Jackson, On the Boundaries of Theological Tolerance in Islam]
13. Ayyoob as Sakhtiyānī who said:
“Indeed from the well-being of a youth or a non-Arab is that Allāh should guide them to a scholar from the companions of the Sunnah.”
14. Muhammad ibn an-Nadr said :
“The greatest start of Knowledge is to listen and remain silent, then to memorise it, then to act upon it, then to spread it.”
15. al Fudayl ibn ‘Iyād said:
“Whoever is saddened by lonliness and feels tranquil around the people, is not safe from Riyā‘”
[Reported by ad Dhahabī in as Siyār 8/436]
16. Imām Ash-Shāfi’ī (d. 204 AH) said:
“That a servant meets Allāh with every sin except Shirk is better than meeting Him upon any of the innovated beliefs.”
[Reported by Al Baihaqī in Al-I’tiqād].
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