Al’Allaamah Muhammad Amaan Al-Jaami said: Do not be deceived by this appellation…….

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

 

The Shaikh (rahimahullaah) said:

This appellation is blindly utilised, so do not be deceived by it.  If you hear the term Islamic Philosopher, then know that there is no such thing as Islamic Philosopher.  The well-known Raazi (rahimahullaah) was a doctor, but all of them (i.e. him and those similar to him) were not saved from Philosophy. However, he is not regarded to be from the major Philosophers, rather he is regarded to be from the scholars of Ilmul Kalaam—(i.e. those who sought to establish the Islamic creed based on logical and intellectual arguments and not simply restricting themselves to the Qur’aan, the Sunnah and the understanding of the companions) who showed regret at the end of his life.  And even though his repentance is not explicit, however he was from those who showed regret and regret is a type of repentance.


Source: [Paraphrased: Sharh Tajreed At-Tawheed Al-Mufeed: cassette 1]

 

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