The Flesh of the Scholar is Poisonous

Ibn ‘Asaakir (499 A.H. – 571 A.H.) (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:

((اعلم يا أخي – وفقني الله وإياك لمرضاتِهِ وجعلني وإياك ممن يتقيه حق تقاته – إِن لُحُوم الْعلمَاء رَحْمَة اللَّه عَلَيْهِم مَسْمُومَة،
وَعَادَة اللَّه فِي هتك أَسْتَار منتقصيهم مَعْلُومَة
لِأَن الوقيعة فيهم بِمَا هم مِنْهُ برَاء أمره عَظِيم
والتنَاول لأعراضهم بالزور والافتراء مرتع وخيم والاختلاق على من اخْتَارَهُ اللَّه مِنْهُم لنعش الْعلم خلق ذميم))

“And know my brother – may Allaah guide me and you to seek His pleasure and make me and you from among those who fear Him as He should be feared – that the flesh of the scholar is poisonous. And the custom of Allaah in removing the screens from those who seek to belittle them is well-known. This is because attacking them in matters that they are free from is truly a tremendous matter.

Surrounding their reputation with lies and fabrications is infertile grounds, and differing with those whom Allaah has chosen amongst them to disperse the knowledge is a dishonorable characteristic.”

[Source: Tabyeen Kadhib al-Muftaree, p. 29]

Ibn ‘Asaakir (may Allaah have mercy on him) also said:

من أطلق لِسَانه فِي الْعلمَاء بالثلب بلاه اللَّه عَزَّ وَجَلَّ قبل مَوته بِمَوْت الْقلب

“Whoever speaks ill of the (righteous) scholars, Allaah will give death to that person’s heart before He will give death to that person.”

[Source: Tabyeen Kadhib al-Muftaree, p. 425]

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  1. Ma shaa ‘Allah

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