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

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

Ibnul-Qudamah Contravening Tafwid: Pointing to Allah’s Direction as a Matter of a Hanbali Fiqh Ruling

One of thee greatest refutations against the idea that Imam Ibn Qudamah was a Mufawwid (of m’ana) is the following issue. The original argument was asserted by Ismail Ibrahim originally on IA forums back in 2008 for which I will revamp here. It is so grand, that this issue attacks 6 contentions developed by the … Continue reading Ibnul-Qudamah Contravening Tafwid: Pointing to Allah’s Direction as a Matter of a Hanbali Fiqh Ruling

Ash’ari Dialectic in Contradistinction From Arabic Principles: The Case of Why Allah is Not ar-Rahman

  Introduction When trying to understand Ash’ari dialectic in their suppositions and stances, one has to delve deep into their philosophical underpinnings in order to understand what would appear to be nonsensical to the open surface of a man’s common sense. One case in point would be in investigating what would seem to be preposterous … Continue reading Ash’ari Dialectic in Contradistinction From Arabic Principles: The Case of Why Allah is Not ar-Rahman