Posted by: faqir | December 27, 2009

Imam Taqi al-Din al-Subki on the Importance of Ilm al-Kalam

[The Imām and Hāfiz, Taqī al-dīn al-Subkī, said in his collection of responses to the questions put fourth by Hāfiz `Afīfuddīn al-Matarī:]

No one among those that came after the companions (of the Prophet sallallāhu `alayhi wa-sallam) reached their level. This is because most of the sciences that we research and focus on day and night – such as language, grammar, morphology, and the fundamentals of jurisprudence – were already in their possession as a part of their natural makeup. The strength of their intellect and the light of Prophethood that Allāh enlightened them with (through the Prophet sallallāhu `alayhi wa-sallam)  that protected them from error in thought, sufficed them from (involving themselves with) logic and the other rational sciences.

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The Importance of ‘Ilm Al-Kalam
Imām Tāqīyuddīn al-Subkī

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