There is a fairly recent theory that has been floating around by some folk, usually highly sectarianized, which began in the later part of the 20th century. The source of this myth was mainly developed by the salafphobic elements of the Islamic community, and unsurprisingly agreed with by post 900 hijri asharized "athari" fanboys who … Continue reading Ibn Taymiyyah’s Reknown
There are many students of knowledge who speak of this topic and perform several fallacies . These fallacies will be elaborated on as we skim through the topic, but the essential one that is most misunderstood is the conflation between kalam and mantiq, that even someone as illustrious in scientific Islamic knowledge such as Hatim … Continue reading Kalam Theology: Between Censure and Allowance
﷽ A break down of groups within the overall salafi/athari school in detail Introduction: There is no shortage of opinions/views floating around about this breakdown between salafis, atharis and even with newly formed sentiments like taymiyanism and najdism. The aim of this post is to break these down in the most ethically explicit way yet … Continue reading Paradigmatic Breakdown of Salafi and Athari Groups
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.
In the above video lecture, shaykh Abdullah makes several mistaken mischaracterizations about some of the theological nature of disputes and its historicity. The aim of this synopsis is to highlight them, correct them, and to contextualize the nature of the dispute in light of orthodox contentions!
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.
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 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
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
A investigation into the sound creed of ahlu-sunnah wal-jama'ah in response to the kalam based argument that what is muhdath is ipso facto makhluq • The Ash'ari Argument of Muhdath In the view of the Ash'aris professed by the modern Mutakalimoon, muhdath is synonymous with Makhluq To dispel this erroneous stance developed by … Continue reading On the Difference Between Muhdath and Makhluq: Intermediate Readings Between Sunnism and Asharism