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al-Hafidh Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani interprets a hadith and confirms from Imam al-Khattabi that Allah is not in a place

Imam Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani , in volume 13, page 414, of his book Fath l-Bari, while explaining a hadith relating the Mi’raj (ascension to the skies) of the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “Al-Khattabi said that in this version there is another term narrated by Sharik which makes it different from the other [versions] […]

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Powerful reminder from Imam al-Kawthari: Islamic belief does not change when people change

In his book Maqalat al-Kawthari, Imam Muhammad Zahid al-Kawthari said, on page 400, 2nd paragraph (Click here to read  the whole article in Arabic as a PDF ): “Now we are going to discuss the book [entitled] Kitab as-Sunnah, and this is a warning of the Muslims against what is inside [that book] in terms […]

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Imam Malik said ‘Istiwa is not unknown and the how is not conceivable’ (narrated by Ibn Abi Zayd al-Qayrawani)

Ibn Abi Zayd al-Qayrawani said in his book Kitab al-Jami fi s-sunan wa al-adab wa l-maghazi wa t-tarikh, p.123: “A man asked Malik: « O Abu Abd Allah [he recited the verse:] ‘al-Rahman ‘ala ‘arshi stawa’: how ‘istawa’  ?”. Imam Malik answered:’Istiwa s not unknown, and its how [manner] is not conceivable al-istiwa ghayr majhul […]

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al-Hafidh al-Bayhaqi confirms the belief that Allah exists without a place

Imam al-Bayhaqi, in his book al-Asma wa s-Sifat said, p.400: “Some of our companions [i.e. other scholars] have used, as [another] proof to deny a place to ALLAH, the saying of the prophet  sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam which means: “You are adh-Dhaahir therefore nothing is above You, You are al-Baatin therefore nothing is beneath You”. […]

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Imam an-Nawawi explains that delaying the embracing of Islam of a non-Muslim is blasphemy

Imam an-Nawawi said, in his book Rawdat at-Taalibeen, volume 7 page 289: If a non-Muslim asks a Muslim to be invited into Islam, and that [Muslim] says  ‘We’ll see’, or ‘Wait until tomorrow‘, or if this non-Muslim asks a person delivering a speech to be invited to Islam, and that person answers ‘Sit until the […]

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