Ibn Rajab: On T’awil and Dhawahir Indicating Tashbih

dispelling the myth that Imam Ahmad made "t'awil". Ibn Rajab successfully deconstructs this myth into a baseless innuendo against Imam Ahmad. The second major portion of ibn rajab's theme here is even larger and sheds some light about the nature of how the Jahmiyyah would deny the meaning indicated by the text. In this second portion, he explains that thee source of the belief that the apparent meanings of the text indicate kufr are the jahmiyyah.

The Haphazardness to Conflate Kalam With Mantiq.

Shaykh hatim made an interesting observation some time ago, may Allah reward him for his brilliance and knowledge and benefit. This particular quote interested me considering it was outside of his normative explanations rooted in knowledge. This particular remark he made, it seems, as though he made it while leaving his thinking cap on the … Continue reading The Haphazardness to Conflate Kalam With Mantiq.

Why Traditionalists and Mutakalimun Differ Conceptually in the M’ana of Allah’s Attributes

The following research material was provided by various researchers and expanded on with additional commentary by myself! Some of our brothers at times, among bandwagon Ash'aris and Maturidis along with their kalamist influenced atharis, would demand a definition of some Sifat from a traditionalist who believes that the meanings of sifat are known.  The problem … Continue reading Why Traditionalists and Mutakalimun Differ Conceptually in the M’ana of Allah’s Attributes

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

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

Who was Ibn Abil-Izz al-Hanafi

He is علي بن علي بن محمد بن عبد الرحمن بن ابي العز ʻAlī ibn ʻAlī ibn Muḥammad ibn ʻAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Abī al-ʻIzz Dates of birth and death (1331 CE/731 AH—1390/792) He was a jurist of the Hanafi school and was nicknamed Qāḍī al-Quḍāh (the Judge of Judges). This praise was made by the … Continue reading Who was Ibn Abil-Izz al-Hanafi

Categories of Faith Explained by Imam al-Ukbari

  There are three forms of faith that separate mankind between atheists and theists: Between polytheists and monotheists, and between ahlu-sunnah and ahlul-kalam The great scholar Ibn Battah al-Ukbari al-Hanbali 387h says about this topic in his work الإبانة عن شريعة الفرقة الناجية (2/172-173) the following in this regard وذلك أن أصل الإيمان بالله الذي … Continue reading Categories of Faith Explained by Imam al-Ukbari

Intermediate Readings Into the Athari Aqida on Eman and Kufr: Jins Amal and Its Relation to Eman

.   Author: Shaykh ‘Isaam al-Basheer and Shaykh Abdul-Azeez Bin Baz Compiler and Translator: Mahmoud al-Misri Source: Multaqa Ahlul-Hadeeth Publishing and Distribution: al-Mustaqeem Publications E-Book Publication download available below  Shaykh ‘Isaam Al-Basheer [May Allah preserve him] mentions in his Mandhumah of Eman p. 38-40:   (وتركُ جنس عمل) أي: ترك العمل مطلقا (مكفر) لصاحبه كفرا … Continue reading Intermediate Readings Into the Athari Aqida on Eman and Kufr: Jins Amal and Its Relation to Eman

The Doctrine of Ibn Kathir Was In Sunnism As Opposed to Ash’ari Kalam

  One of the polemical issues between modern pseudo asharism and salafism is the identification of the theological views of Hafidh Ibn Kathir رحمه الله. It is of my humble view that this was never an issue in the history of Islam since everyone under the sky were obviously aware of Ibn Kathir's salafi athari … Continue reading The Doctrine of Ibn Kathir Was In Sunnism As Opposed to Ash’ari Kalam