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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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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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al-Fatawa al-Hindiyyah mention clearly that the one who says Allah fis-samaa aiming at a place has committed blasphemy

In this collection of fatwas considered authoritative in the Hanafi madh-hab in India and elsewhere, it is mentioned, volume 2 , page 359: “And if he says: ‘Allah fis-samaa” [there are two cases]: if he was aiming at merely repeating what has reached [us] apprently in the texts, he does not commit blasphemy, but if […]

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

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 […]

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Ali al-Qari narrates the saying of Abu Hanifah who declares as blasphemers those who say ‘I do not know if Allah is on Earth or in the sky’

Ali al-Qari was a great Hanafi scholar born in Afghanistan. He studied and died in Makkah. He was also called ‘Mulla al-Qari’. He said in his explanation of the book ‘al-Fiqh al-Akbar’ by Abu Hanifah, pages 333 et 334: To answer this [i.e. some false accusations against Abu Hanifah], we can quote the Shaykh, the […]

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