Allah Subhaana Huwa Ta’laa Says in the 67th chapter and the 16th verse of the Qur’an:
“Do you feel secure that He Who is in heaven will not cause you to be swallowed up by the earth when it shakes (as in an earthquake)?”
And At-Tabari Said in his tafseer “He who is in the heaven.” Meaning He is Allah.
And know that from the linguistic uses of the word “في:in” is “على:on or upon” as Allah Subhaana Huwa Ta’alaa said in the 20th chapter in the 71st verse of the Qur’an:
“(Pharaoh) said: “Believe you in Him before I give you permission? Surely this must be your leader, who has taught you magic! be sure I will cut off your hands and feet on opposite sides, and I will have you crucified on(In Arabic the word is في) trunks of palm-trees: so shall you know for certain, which of us can give the more severe and the more lasting punishment!”
This is just a short post in response to the terrible beliefs in regards to hating those who say that which Allah said about Himself, in that he Allah is above the sky, in a way that befits His Majesty.
This book consists of authentic hadeeth from the book of shaykh ulIslaam Ibn Taymeeyah – may Allaah have mercy upon him – called al-kalima at-Tayib. All of the hadeeth mentioned in this pamphlet are graded authentic from the research of Shaykh al-Albaani – may Allaah have mercy upon him.
Explanation of the Creed
(Kitaab Sharh us-Sunnah) (Abridged: 140 of 169 Points)
by Abu Muhammad Al-Hasan ibn ‘Alee ibn Khalaf Al-Barbahaaree (d. 329H) rahimahullaah
The Imaaam of Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah of his time
Translation: Abu Talhah Dawud Burbank rahimahullaah
He is Muhammad ibn Ismaa’eel ibn Ibraaheem ibn Mugheerah al-Bukhaaree, Abu Abdullaah, he was born in Shawwaal, 194H.
1. About the Author
2. The Chain of Narrators
3. The Text
4. Speech and Actions
5. The Quríaan
6. The Pre-Decree (Qadar)
7. The Companions and their Honor
9. Following the Messenger
10. Dealing with the Rulers
A Brief Biography of Imaam al-Laalakaaíee
Books containing expositions of the Aqeedah of the Salaf
Wise Scholars and the Impateint Workers
Related by Ibn Saíd Tabaqaatul Kubraa (7/163- 165)
Paving the Way for Victory by Shaih Naasir ud-Deen Al- Albanee Fiqhul-waaqi (pp 49-51)
A Brief History of the Innovated Sects by Sheikh ul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (D.728H)
The Exquisite Pearl by Shaikh Abdulr-Rahman al-Sa’dee
The Journey to Allah and the Home of the Hereafter . Of all the faculties man has been endowed with, none excels the heart in importance and nobility. For the heart is both the seat of intelligence and understanding, and the locus of faith and spirituality; it is the quintessential faculty by which man may come to know his creator, and seek nearness and intimacy with Him. The heart’s spiritual sustenance lie sin its being receptive to the effusions of divine grace and guidance, without which the veils that cover it will continue to corrupt its primordial purity, gradually rendering it dysfunctional! Each veil- a metaphor for heedlessness, sins and distraction- that is melted away by the rays of faith and spiritual endeavour, allows vital qualities such as love of Allah, as well as hope, fear, remembrance, and reliance upon Him, are referred to in the religious vocabulary as spiritual stations; only when the heart embraces these stations is it said to be truly sound. The Majestic Qur’an informs:
‘The day when wealth and sons avail not, save him who brings to Allah a heart that is sound.’
This book explains the main spiritual stations that the heart is required to embrace as part of its worship of Allah and its journeying to Him. The book is based on a poem written by the author and his explanation of it.
Question: Are the verses that mention Allaah’s Attributes from the verses that are unclear (Mutashaabihaat) or clear (Muhkamaat)?
Answer: They fall under the unclear verses from one perspective, and that is with regard to the manner (of the Attributes), which are related to Allaah. And they do not fall under the unclear verses from any other perspective. This is such that they have clear meanings , i.e. they have meanings that are well known in the Arabic language.
So therefore, with regard to the manner of how the Attributes of Allaah are, they are unclear (Mutashaabihaat), since we are not able to know the manner of Allaah’s Dhaat (Essence). Hence, because of that, we are not able to know the manner of Allaah’s Attributes, since speaking about the Attributes falls under speaking about the Essence (Dhaat). This is why some of the scholars of hadeeth, such as Abu Bakr Al-Khateeb, said: “What is said concerning the Attributes is the same thing as what is said concerning the Essence: negating and affirming.”
So just as we affirm Allaah’s Essence and we do not negate it – for this negation would be an absolute denial (of Allaah’s existence) – then the same applies for Allaah’s Attributes. We affirm them and we don’t negate (deny) them. But just as we do not describe how Allaah’s Essence is, then likewise, we do not describe how His Attributes are. [Al-Asaalah, Issue #3]
Explanation of Ibn Taymiyyah’s Aqeedah al-Hamawiyyah by Shaykh Uthaymeen
One of the works on this subject is his “al‐Fatwaa al‐Hamawiyyah” which he wrote as an answer to a question presented to him. In it, he was asked what the scholars and Imaams of the religion say concerning the Aayaat and the Ahaadeeth of the Sifaat, or the attributes and characteristics of Allah.
The Fundamental Beliefs Held by Ahlul-Hadeeth
Know, may Allaah have mercy on us and you that the Math-hab of Ahlil-Hadeeth, the Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaa`ah is acknowledgment of Allaah, His Angels, His books and His Messengers, and acceptance of what has been spoken of in the book of Allaah, and what been authenticated from the narrations from the Messenger of Allaah (صلى الله عليه وسلم). There is no alteration of that which has been narrated from him and no room for rejection, since they were ordered with following the Book and Sunnah, and they are content with the guidance in them (the Book and Sunnah)