What is the reference for this narration and who is it the statement of?
من إذالة العلم أن تناظر كل من ناظرك وتقاول كل من قاولك
Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahullah) has recorded this as the statement of Imam Shafi’i (rahimahullah) in his Manaqibush Shafi’i.
Imam Shafi’i (rahimahullah) said: “It is regarded as a disgrace to knowledge that you debate everyone who debates you and argue with everyone who argues with you.”
(Manaqibush Shafi’i, vol. 2 pg. 151)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar