Ash-Shafi’ee on Brotherhood: Be brothers even if you disagree on issues

October 25, 2017

Yunus As-Sadafi reported: I have not seen anyone wiser than Ash-Shafi’ee. I debated him one day concerning an issue and then we separated. He later met me and took my hand, then he said, “O Abu Musa, can we not continue to be brothers even if we disagree on an issue?”

Source: Sharḥ Musnad al-Shāfiʻī 1/16

عن يونس الصدفي مَا رَأَيْتُ أَعْقَلَ مِنَ الشَّافِعِيِّ نَاظَرْتُهُ يَوْمًا فِي مَسْأَلَةٍ ثُمَّ افْتَرَقْنَا وَلَقِيَنِي فَأَخَذَ بِيَدِي ثُمَّ قَالَ يَا أَبَا مُوسَى أَلَا يَسْتَقِيمُ أَنْ نَكُونَ إِخْوَانًا وَإِنْ لَمْ نَتَّفِقْ فِي مَسْأَلَةٍ

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