Benefit: Accept A Ta'Dīl (Praise) Over A Jarh Mufassar (Detailed Criticism)?
Added on 02 May 2019
Abu Uways (rahimahullaāh), the late Imam of Masjid Rahmah, Newark, USA, explains with some emphatic examples, the reality of weighing a jarh (detailed criticism) against a ta'dīl (general praise). As was the intelligent style of our noble brother, he made crystal clear the lunacy of counterbalancing or elevating a general statement of praise for an individual above a clear warning or criticism. He asks: would you accept the ta'dīl (general praise) of a brother who wishes to marry your daughter over the jarh (detailed criticism) against him in the community? However, some wish us to accept this approach when dealing with innovators (Halabī et al). A 2 minute clip of clarity to help combat the next time you hear: But Shaykh so and so praised him.
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