Imaam ad-Dhahabee (rahimahullaah) said: "It was declared authentic that Imaam Daraqutnee said:
- ‘There is nothing I despise more than 'ilm al kalaam.’
I say (i.e. ad-Dhahabee) that the man never ever became involved in 'ilm al kalaam or argumentative speech or ever became engrossed in 'ilm al kalaam, rather he was a Salafee".
["The Etiquette of Seeking Knowledge" Shaykh Bakr Abu Zayd, p.23]