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[8] A verdict of Imaam Ash-Shaafi’ee and Imaam Abu Yusuf against Philosophical Rhetoric

وقال: العلم بالكلام جهل

And he (Imaam Ash-Shaafi’ee (rahimahullaah) said:

[learning] knowledge of philosophical rhetoric is ignorance.

قال أبو يوسف: العلم بالكلام جهل والجهل بالكلام علم

Imaam Abu Yusuf (rahimahullaah) said:

“[Learning] knowledge of philosophical rhetoric is ignorance and to be ignorant of philosophical rhetoric is knowledge.”

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[Aqeedah Ash-Shaafi’ee. Page 87. http://al-badr.net/sub/228   ]