Ibn al-Jawzee on People Using Jarh and Ta’deel as an Excuse for Revenge

May 11, 2018 § Leave a comment


Ibn al-Jawzee, may Allaah have mercy on him,  said, “Part of the Devil’s deception of the People of Hadith (Ashaabul-Hadith) is their slander of each other for revenge, justifying that in the name of Jarh and Ta’deel, which the scholars of old of this Ummah used to use to defend the Legislation with, and Allaah knows best the intentions [of His Servants]. And a proof of their corrupt intentions is their silence concerning people they [themselves] take from—and the early scholars of the past were not like that—for Ali ibn al-Madini used to narrate from his father, who was a weak narrator, and then [after narrating from him] he would say, ‘And in the hadith of the Shaikh [i.e., his father] there is what there is …’”

Al-Muntaqan-Nafees min Talbees Iblees, pp. 123-124.

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