"A Shafi`i scholar of genius and a mujtahid Imam in tenets of faith, he was among the foremost figures of his time in mastery of rational and traditional Islamic sciences, and preserved the religion of Ahl al-Sunna from the deviations of the Mu`tazilites, Shiites, Anthropomorphists, and other aberrant sects of his era."1
He wrote in his I`tiqadat firaq al-muslimin wa al-mushrikin:
1 Nuh Keller, Reliance of the
Traveller p. 1046.
2 Fakhr al-Din al-Razi, I`tiqadat firaq al-muslimin p. 72-73.
Reproduced with permission from Shaykh M. Hisham Kabbani's
The Repudiation of "Salafi" Innovations (Kazi, 1996) p. p. 344.
Blessings and Peace on the Prophet, his Family, and his Companions