The Concept of “Jism” Between Ahlu-Sunnah and Ahlul-Kalam

The doctrine of Ahlu-Sunnah wal-Jama’ah with regards to believing in Allah the Most High and His Sublime Attributes (Sifat) is based on the merit of purifying Allah from any deficiency by which Allah is understood as having the most excellent attributes and being far removed from any deficiency. The Qur’an and the Sunnah only utilize … Continue reading The Concept of “Jism” Between Ahlu-Sunnah and Ahlul-Kalam

A Study In Doctrinal Terminology Between Kalam and Sunni Discourse

A Basic Overview On Dhahir, Haqiqa, Majaz, and T'awil Why? The reason for this study, inshallah is to clarify the matter for those who maybe ignorant and wish to learn, to make a detailed account of how to correctly assess theological data in a coherent manner without being obfuscated by polemicists or simply being put … Continue reading A Study In Doctrinal Terminology Between Kalam and Sunni Discourse

Ibn Hajr Knocks Two Ash’ari Birds With A Single Sunni Stone

The great Hafidh of this ummah, Ibn Hajr al-Asqalani رحمه الله, while he was refuting the mutakalimin among the Ash’aris in kitabu tawhid first chapter, second hadith, he brings the following notion that was developed by them. وَقَالَ غَيْره قَوْل مَنْ قَالَ طَرِيقَة السَّلَف أَسْلَمَ وَطَرِيقَة الْخَلَف أَحْكَم لَيْسَ بِمُسْتَقِيمٍ ؛ لِأَنَّهُ ظَنَّ أَنَّ طَرِيقَة … Continue reading Ibn Hajr Knocks Two Ash’ari Birds With A Single Sunni Stone

Between Centrism and Balance in Islam

﷽   There are many social commentators among Muslims who have a notion about *fair and balance* and being “balanced” as rooted in being centrists or moderates. The pretext used for this is based on the fact that Allah has established the Muslim nation as a balanced nation as He says Himself in the Qur’an … Continue reading Between Centrism and Balance in Islam

Solving the Libel Regarding the Genus of Created Things Being Eternal to Ibn Taymiyyah

The Libel   We begin citing the libel against Ibn Taymiyyah advocated by the factions of kalam and some groups of sufis and the shi'a. The claim is that ibn Taymiyyah affirms something eternal besides Allah which is eternal in its existence with Allah, and that ibn Taymiyyah agrees with the sayings of the philosophers … Continue reading Solving the Libel Regarding the Genus of Created Things Being Eternal to Ibn Taymiyyah

The Madhahib Perspective on Diverging numbers of Tarawih Raka’at

  Hanbalis In “al-Insaf” by Imam al-Mardawi, Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah is quoted as saying that there is flexibility with regards to the different opinions on how many raka'at tarawih prayer is, and that this is what Imam Ahmad said. As a side note, this should strengthen our understanding that there is no inkar, no … Continue reading The Madhahib Perspective on Diverging numbers of Tarawih Raka’at