Answered by our Shaykh, the ‘Allaamah, the Sincere Advisor, Abu ‘Abdirrahman Yahya bin ‘Ali Al-Hajoori – may Allaah preserve him –
What’s the ‘Ilmul Kalaam’ (the sciences of discourse/rhetoric) which the people of knowledge despise?
• You say : “Allah said, the Messenger said”.
• And they say : “Don’t you see if…”.
▪️ If you want to know the people of ‘Ilmul Kalam’ in our time then they are the people of innovation.
▪️ You will not find an innovator except that he has with him philosophy. Some affairs of this ‘Ilmul Kalaam’ which he has become affected by.
• They don’t have with them acceptance of the proofs.
• (Rather) they turn away from the evidences, and then turn to, theories (prologues) and statements of the people.
Translated by : Abu ‘Abdirrahman ‘Abdullaah bin Ahmed Ash-Shingaani
الكنز الثمين في الإجابة على أسئلة طلبة العلم والزائرين (1) (https://www.sh-yahia.net/show_books_36.html)
Under: كتاب العلم
Entitled: علم الكلام