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

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

Manhajification of Fiqh 5: What do We Mean by Manhajification

What is the “manhajification” of fiqh? This is a term I’ve personally have invented derived from the proper Arabic term “المنهج” al-manhaj, i.e. the way. Like all terms, there is the linguistic (lughawi) meaning as well as the technical (istilahi) meaning. The linguistic meaning of al-manhaj is “a way of doing or following something” or … Continue reading Manhajification of Fiqh 5: What do We Mean by Manhajification

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