opposed to any type of theological rhetoric (kalaam) orany sect involved in theological rhetoric. All of the Mutakallimoon and Ahl al-Kalaam are sects who involved themselves in Ilm al-Kalaam (the scienceof theology) which was a method of reasoning developed by the Mutakalimoon in order to understand the religionespecially aqeedah (Islamic beliefs).This 'science' is far from anything remotely considerednear Islam, in fact it is heretical because it stems fromthe works of Greek logic and philosophy particularly Aristotle and Plato.
So this „science‟ is not based on the
Quran and Sunnah or the stances of the salaf us salaah(the first three generations of Muslims).
This „science‟ was synt
hesized with Islamic thinking,
thus from this „science‟ sprouted various sects and this„science‟ also gave the already existing sects fruition and
growth.Ilm ul Kalaam is rejected by Ahlus Sunnah because, theProphet Mohammed and his illustrious Companionsnever ever indulged in it (i.e. mixing the Quran andSunnah with Greek philosophy).The four Imams of Ahlus Sunnah Imam Ahmad Ibn
Hanbal, Imam Shafi‟i, Imam M
aalik and Imam AbuHaneefah (the Asharis and Maturidis also claim tofollow them but in reality they only follow them in mostareas of fiqh and very few areas of aqeedah) all rejectedand fought against all ilm ul kalaam.