Imam Ibn Asakir explains the belief of Imam Ashari: God exists without a place

Page 150 de TabyinTanzih Ashari Tabyin Ibn Asakir page 150

In his book dedicated to Imam al-Ashari and entitled Tabyin Kadhib al-Muftari fima nusiba ila l-imam al-Ash’ari, Imam Ibn Asakir said, p.150:

Also, the ‘Najjariyyah’ say that the Creator, may He be exalted, is in all places without being diffused and without a direction, whereas the ‘Hashawiyyah’ and the ‘Mujassimah’ say that He is present on the Throne, that the Throne is His place, and that He is sitting on it. As for him [i.e. al-Ash’ari], he chose a middle way between the two, and he said that Allah existed and there was no place, then He created the Throne and the Kursi’, He does not need a place, and He is, after having created the places, as He has always been before He created them.

Points to remember:

  • Imam Ibn Asakir died in 571 after the Hijrah, i.e. more than 800 years ago.
  • He explains here that the belief of Imam al-Ash’ari is that Allah does not need places.

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  1. Assallamu alaykum..

    Thank you for making this info available..
    Barak Allahu Fikk, may Allah bless you..

    Elvedin Hegic

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