The elite were being educated within the Greek and Hellenistic traditions. No longer were the teachers of the caliphs Islamic scholars and saints, they were Christian and Jewish philosophers who’d bought the pagan philosophical traditions wholesale and subjugated central doctrines of their own faiths in order to adapt to the language and confines of the latter. What would transpire soon thereafter was the birth of the Kalam tradition - where scholars could no longer ignore this growing menace afflicting their people and instead, they began tackling it head-on. They started speaking its language, conversing on its paradigms. They integrated the Islamic spirit within the philosophical vernacular.
"Anyone who has a brain should nourish his intellect just as he nourishes his stomach and there is no better way to nourish the mind than reading a book and benefiting from it. Read whatever you can get your hands on, even if it's a cookbook."
A student of knowledge can forget anything, but should never forget sending salutations upon the Prophet ﷺ whenever and wherever his name is read or mentioned.