A Yemeni boy walks past a mural against the violence in Yemen depicting hands pulling the pin on a grenade and reading "Our hands do not participate in their wars against us", in the capital Sanaa. (AFP/ Mohammed Huwais)
The Prophet (ﷺ), when a person complained to him about the hardness of his heart, said, ‘If you want your heart to soften, feed the needy and stroke the head of orphans.’
When scholars among our predecessors differed with the Fiqh conclusions of another scholar, they would never launch a personal offensive against that scholar. If they wanted to address the contentious issue they would either allude to it and provide their viewpoint or they would address it directly by saying, “Certain people assert…” and then present their findings.
I am appalled by the attitude displayed by certain contemporary madrasah graduates who answer questions online on popular fatwa websites. To take the name of people you disagree with in degrading manner is not a sign of scholarship; its compound ignorance.