The ‘Aqeedah Of Abul Hasan Al-Asharee As Stated In His Final Work Al-Ibaanah

Abul Hasan Al-Asha’aree (d. 324H) said:

“If  it is said,

‘Why do you deny that His saying;

Do they not see that We have created for them what Our Own Hands have created.” [36:71]

And His saying:

Whom I have created with my Own (Two) Hands.” [38:75]

are majaaz (methaphorical)?’

To him it is said,

‘The ruling concerning the speech of Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic, is that it is taken upon its dhaahir (apparanty) and haqeeqah (real) meaning. Nothing is removed from its dhaahir (apparant) meaning to majaaz (a metaphorical) one, except with a proof…

Likewise, the saying of Allaah, the Mighty and majestic:

Whom I have created with My Own (Two) Hands.” [38:75]

Its dhaahir and haqeeqah meaning is affirming Yadain (Two Hands of Allaah). So it is not pernmissible to alter it from the dhaahir meaning of Yadain to that which our opponents claim, except with a prof…

Consequently, about His saying:

Whom I have created with My Own (Two) Hands.” [38:75]

It is obligatory to affirm Two Hands for Allaah, the Most High, in its haqeeqah (real) meaning, not with the meaning of ni’matain (two bounties of Allaah).’

[Al-Ibaanah ‘An Usoolid Diyaanah, p. 133]

This book is filled with evidences that show his return to the ‘Aqeedah of the Salaf (pious predecessors), and his statements of being upon the beliefs of Imaam Ahmad (as Imaam Ahmad was the ‘Imaam” of his time, so hence the reason of stating his name).

Likewise it is funny to see the Ash’arees stick to his ‘old’ ‘aqeedah and not submit to the sunnah as did their ‘leader’ Abul Hasan Al-Ash’aree.

As a quick note; Al-Ibaanah ‘An Usoolid Diyaanah was a book Abul Hasan Al-Ash’aree wrote as his final book concerning ‘aqeedah, as has been attested to by numerous scholars. From amongst them include:

– Al-Haafidh Ibn ‘Asaakir, in his Tabyeenul Kadhabul Muftaree, p. 152

– Al-Bayhaqee, in his Al-I’tiqaad, p. 31

– Adh-Dhahabee, in his Al-‘Uluww, no. 276

– Ibn Al-‘Imaad, in his Shadraatudh-Dhahab, p. 303

And the list goes on….


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