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Cover page Fath al-Bari by Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani

al-Hafidh Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani explains how to understand Hadith an-Nuzul

Imam Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani, while explaining one of the versions of the hadith of the Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, sometimes referred to as hadith an-Nuzul (and which would give the impression that God descends on Earth every night, in his book Fath al-Bari, volume 3, page 23 (you would find pages 22 and […]

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Title page of the maqalat

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 an-Nasafi says that calling God a body or a cause is atheism

Imam Abu l-Barakat Abdullah ibn Ahmad an-Nasafi, wrote on page 164, volume 2 of his Tafsir of the  Qur’an : [About the following verse : وَلِلّهِ الأَسْمَاء الْحُسْنَى فَادْعُوهُ بِهَا وَذَرُواْ الَّذِينَ يُلْحِدُونَ فِي أَسْمَائه  Walillaahi l-asmaa’u l-husna fa-d’uhu bihaa wa dharu l-ladheena yulhiduna fi asmaa-ihi which means : “And ALLAAH has the perfect names, […]

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Title page of daf shubah at-Tashbih by Ibn al-Jawzi

Ibn al-Jawzi explains the actual meaning of Hadith ad-Dahak (whose apparent meaning would be that God would have laughed)

In his book  Daf’ Shubah at-Tashbih against those who claim to be Hanbalis but who have deviated beliefs, Ibn al-Jawzi said, page 41: ‘Know that the term ‘Dahak‘ [literally ‘laugh’ ) has a certain number of meanings which are linked to ‘clarification’ and ‘to expose’. When someone exposes something that was hidden, it is said […]

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Cover page of al-Fatawa al-Hindiyya volume 2

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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