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Ibn Taymiyyah On The Speech Of Allaah

Posted in 'Aqeedah, Miscellaneous, Various Other Misguided Sects/Groups Exposed with tags , , , , , , on September 30, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

The saying of the Elders that God’s speech is eternal means that God has been speaking of His free will from eternity, or to put it differently, His speech as a class is eternal None of them has ever said that a particular speech, whether the Qur’an or the Torah, is eternal; they have only said that it is uncreated.

The Elders have said, “The Qur’an is the word of God, revealed and uncreated.” They have also said, “God has been speaking from eternity whenever He has so willed.” They have made it quite clear that God’s word is eternal; that is to say, as a class His word is eternal. Nobody has ever said that any particular word is eternal, nor has anyone said that the Qur’an is eternal. They have only said that it is God’s speech, revealed and uncreated.

Since God has spoken the words of the Qur’an of His own free will, the Qur’an is His speech, it has come down from Him and is uncreated.

Nevertheless it is not eternal and timeless as God, even though He has been speaking from eternity as and when He has willed. Only His speech as a class is eternal.

Ahmad and other Elders have clearly stated that the Qur’an is the uncreated word of God. None of them has ever said that God has not spoken of His free will and power, nor has anyone said that a particular speech like the Qur’an, or the call that He gave to Moses, or any other particular speech is eternal and timeless, without a beginning and without an end, or that particular words or words and sounds are eternal and timeless, without a beginning or an end. No one has ever said any such thing, nor can anyone produce the word of Ahmad or any other imam in their support.

In fact, Ahmad’s statements and the statements of other imams are clearly against them. They have clearly said that God speaks of His free will and power, and that He has been speaking from eternity as and when He has willed.

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The People Of Hadeeth: The Saved Sect

Posted in 'Aqeedah, Miscellaneous, Various Other Misguided Sects/Groups Exposed with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 30, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

Regarding the hadeeth of the Prophet (saw) wherein he (saw) said, “The Ummah wil divide into more than seventy sects, all of them will go into the hellfire except for one…” Imaam Ahmad Ibn Hanbal said, “If they are not the people of hadeeth, then I do not know who they are!” (1)

Imaam Ash-Shaafi’ee said, “If I were to see a man from the people  of hadeeth, it would be as if I has seen the Prophet (saw) living.” (2)

Shaykh ‘Abdul-Qaadir Al-Jeelaanee said, “As for the saved sect it is Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jamaa’ah, and there is no name for Ahlu Sunnah except one, and that is the people of hadeeth.” (3)

Footnotes:

(1) Sharaf As-haabil Hadeeth, 1/7

(2) Sharaf As-haabil Hadeeth, 1/31

(3) Al-Ghunyatut Taalibeen, p. 212

Is There Tashbeeh (Resemblance) In What Allaah Has Described Himself With?

Posted in 'Aqeedah, Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , on September 30, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

Imaam Ash-Shaafi’ee said:

“We affirm these attributes that the Qur’aan came with, and those that are mentioned in the sunnah; and we negate the idea of something resembling Him (tashbeeh) (1), since He negated this from Himself, saying:

There is nothing like unto Him.” [42:11]” (2)

Likewise, IMaam Ash-Shaafi’ee also said:

“…We affirm these Attributes and negate any tashbeeh (resemblance), since Allaah the Exalted hs negated it whilst mentioning Himself. He has said:

There is nothing like unto Him, and He is the All-Hearing, the All-Seeing.” [42:11]”

Footnotes:

(1) In regards to tashbeeh, Al-Haafidh Nu’aym Ibn Hammaad (d. 228) said, “Whosoever claims that Allaah resembles His creation has disbelieved, and whosoever denies whatever Allaah described Himself with has also disbelieved. And there is no tashbeeh at all in what Allaah has described Himself with, nor in what His Messenger (saw) has described Him with.” Refer to Al-‘Uluww no. 217.

(2) Siyar A’laamin Nubalaa’ 20/341

Book: Life In Al-Barzakh (From Death Till Resurrection), By Muhammad Al-Jibaalee

Posted in Books (pdf's, html's & doc's) with tags , , , , , , , , on September 29, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

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Imaam Ash-Shaafi’ee’s Words On Swearing By Other Than Allaah

Posted in Biddah / Innovation, Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , on September 29, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

Imaam Ash-Shaafi’ee said:

Whoever takes an oath by Allaah or by one of His Names, then breaks the oath, then he must make an expiation. And whoever swears by something other than Allaah, such as when a man says, ‘I swear by the Ka’bah’, or, ‘I swear by my father’, ‘I swear by such and such’, and then breaks it, then there is no expiation upon him.

And similar to this is the statement, ‘I swear by (on) my life…’ There is no expiation upon him. Taking an oath by other than Allaah is a detested and prohibited act due to the statement of the Messenger of Allaah (saw):

Verily Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic, has prohibited that you swear by your fathers. So whoever is going to swear, then let him swear by Allaah, or let him remain silent.” [Bukhaaree 11/530 & Musim 1646]

[Manaaqibush Shaafi’ee 1/405]

Book: Expounds On Islaam, By Ibn Taymiyyah

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The Sunnah Is Sufficient For You

Posted in Biddah / Innovation with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 27, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

Aboo Tharr (ra) said, “Indeed the Messenger of Allaah (saw) passed away, and there is not a bird flapping its wings in the sky, except that he mentioned to us something about it.

[Ahmad 5/153, among others, and its chain is authentic]

Salmaan Al-Farisee (ra) narrated that it was said to him, “Your Prophet has taught you everything, even how you relieve yourselves?

So he said to them, “Yes indeed! And he has prohibited us from facing the qibla whilst relieving ourselves…

[Muslim 1/152, and Ahmad 8]

And this is a clear proof against biddah. The sunnah has taught you everything you need to know to get you closer to your Lord, so why innovate? To know the evil dangers of bidah please read ‘The Evil Dangers Of Biddah‘.