A Predecessor of the present day Philosophers and Rationalists!

Imaam Ash-Shaatibee (rahimahullaah) said: It has been reported that a figurehead amongst the figureheads of ahlul bidah wanted to give superiority to Philosophical Rhetoric over Fiqh, so he used to say: ”Indeed, the majority of Ash-Shaafi’ee’s and Abu Haneefah’s knowledge does not exit (the subject matter of) a woman’s panties (i.e. issues to do with menstruation, post-natal bleeding etc)”. So Imaam Ash-Shaatibee said in reply to this statement: ”This is a statement of these deviants, [قاتلهم الله – may Allaah curse them]

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[Al-I’tisaam 2/239]

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