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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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Title page of Sharh al-Fiqh al-Akbar of Abu Hanifah by Ali al-Qari

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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Interior title of Rawdat at-Taalibeen by an-Nawawi page 7

Imam an-Nawawi explains that the one who says ‘There is no god but Allah, who lives in the sky’ does not become a believer

Imam an-Nawawi said, in his chapter on apostasy (ar-Riddah), in volume 7 page 303: The one who says ‘There is no god but the one who lives in the sky’ does not become a Muslim, as is the case if he says ‘There is no god but Allah, who lives in the sky, because ‘inhabiting’ is […]

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

Ibn al-Jawzi (the great Hanbali scholar) declares the anthropomorphists as disbelievers

In his book Daf’ Shubah at-tashbih, he says, towards the end, page 66, after having denounced the wrong understanding of the Mushabbihah of his times (i.e. the anthropomorphists; those who make Allah resemble His creations): ‘May the one who believes in this [i.e. all the anthropomorphistic beliefs (attributing organs to Allah) he has denounced throughout […]

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The Consensus of the founders of the four schools of Law on the fact that attributing a direction to God is blasphemy (as reported by Ibn Hajar al-Haytami)

In his book  al-Minhaj al-Qawim, p.224, Ibn Hajar al-Haytami said: “Know that  al-Qarafi and others have narrated from ash-Shaafi’i, Malik, Ahmad and Abu Hanifah, may Allah reward them, that those who say [about Allah] that He is in a direction  or that He has a body, have committed blasphemy (al-qaa’ileen bi j-jihat wa t-tajsim), and […]

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