Chapter: The Ruling on The Speech of The Scholars against Each Other

Al-Imaam Abu U’mr Yusuf bin Abdil Barr, may Allah have mercy upon him, said:

“Indeed many of the people are mistaken in relation to it and a people who are ignorant regarding it have emerged wherein they know not what they are upon concerning to it. The correct opinion in regards to this chapter is that whosoever’s A’daalah, loyalty has become confirmed and his leadership upon knowledge has become recognized and his trustworthiness and his care for knowledge has become apparent, then it should not be given any attention to the statement (the criticism) of anyone in regards to him except if one were to bring for his [i.e. regarding him] criticism, a clear and fair evidence which validates his criticism in a manner of testaments while applying it from the angle of observation and scrutiny. It being that of which necessitates believing him in what he has stated due to him being free from animosity and envy and enmity and competition, being free from all of that. So therefore, all of that necessitates to accept his statement from the angle of jurisprudence and scrutiny…”

[Jaam’i bayyaan al-I’lm wa Fadlihi, (2/251), print: al-Ibnul Jawzee.]

Translated by

AbdulFattaah bin Uthman
Abu Fajr