Imam al-Shawkāni [d. 1834 CE]: "In the year (1215 AH), we received two amicable publications from the leader of Najd ['Abd al-'Aziz ibn Muhammad ibn Sa'ud] addressed to the court of our Imam [al-Mansur ibn 'Ali]. One of the volumes contained the treatises of Muhammad ibn 'Abd al-Wahhab, all of which stressed the importance of sincerity … Continue reading Imam al-Shawkāni [D. 1834 CE] – About Muhmmad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhāb [d. 1791 CE]
"Truth is not demarcated by men; it is men that are defined through truth. None from the scholars and leaders are infallible, and one not infallible is prone to err just as he is liable to be right. Correct in some matters and mistaken in others. His being right is not discerned from his mistakes … Continue reading Imam al-Shāwkani [d. 1834 CE] – The Standard Used To Distinguish Right from Wrong.
Imam al-Shawkāni [d. 1834 CE] – "From the various means that cause [one to] forsake justice, conceal the truth, and dismiss what is right [whilst acknowledging it], is what occurs between the people of knowledge [that is] disputations and arguments. A man perhaps may be insightful, observant, acquainted with truth, and strives for it, [yet] one … Continue reading Imam al-Shawkāni [d. 1834 CE] on Argumentation: Desire for Defeating and Overwhelming [arguing for the sake of arguing]