Ibn Taymiyyah relates that Abu Hamid al-Ghazaali stated – "The people who are most overwhelmed with doubt when death approaches them are the people of Kalam [theological rhetoric]." → al-Fatwa al-Hamawiyyah al-Kubra – Pg. 195 | Taqi ad-Din ibn Taymiyyah |Translated by: Abu Dawūd [Mustafa b. Saalih] al-Hushayshi
Taqī ad-Dīn Ahmad ibn Taymiyyah – "How, then, would the best generation [the companions] of this Ummah have less knowledge and wisdom [particularly knowledge about Allaah ﷻ and the rulings concerning His verses and Names] than those who are debased in comparison to them [i.e the later generation kalamists]? How would these young [infantile] dabblers … Continue reading Ibn Taymiyyah [d. 728 AH] on the later-generation who dabbled in Kalam [Theological Rhetoric] and professed to have a better understanding of the faith than the Earlier Salaf.