Imaam Ahmad (rahimahullaah) said:

”I am neither a person of philosophical rhetoric nor do I recognize philosophical rhetoric in anything. (I only recognize) that which is found in the Book of Allaah or in the Sunnah of His Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam).”

 

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Source: Quoted in ”An-Nahjul Aqwaa. Introduction by Shaikh Saaleh Al-Fawzaan and Shaikh Abdul Azeez Aala Shaikh. page: 126]