[The Imām and Hāfiz, Taqīyuddīn al-Subkī, said in his collection of responses to the questions put fourth by Hāfiz `Afīfuddīn al-Matarī:]
No one among those that came after the companions (of the Prophet sallallāhu `alayhi wa-sall am) reached their level. This is because most of the sciences that we research and focus on day and night - such as language, grammar, morphology, and the fundamentals of jurisprudence - were already in their possession as a part of their natural makeup. The strength of their intellect and the light of Prophethood that Allāh enlightened them with (through the Prophet sallallāhu `alayhi wa-sallam) that protected them from error in thought, sufficed them from (involving themselves with) logic and the other rational sciences.

The Importance of 'Ilm al-Kalām
Imām Tāqīyuddīn al-Subkī