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The Speech Of Allaah, Part 12 | Proofs That The Quraan Is Uncreated

Posted in 'Aqeedah with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 28, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

The beliefs of Ahlu Sunnah is that the quraan (which is the speech of Allaah), is uncreated. Below are the proofs for this:

Allaah Says:

To Him belongs the Creation and the Command,” [7:54]

Sufyaan ibn ‘Uyaynah (d. 198 AH) in explaining this verse said:

“He has lied (who says that the Qur’aan is created)! Allaah has stated, “To Him belongs the Creation and the Command,” so the creation is the creation of Allaah, and His Command is the Qur’aan.”

[Reported by Al-‘Aajurree in Ash-Sharee’ah]

Imaam Ahmad ibn Hambal (d. 241 A.H.) also used this verse to prove that the kalaam of Allaah is not created. [ibid]

Seeking Refuge In The Kalaam:

The Prophet (saw) said:

Whoever dismounts at any place, and says, ‘I seek refuge in the kalimaat (words) of Allaah from the evil that is created,’ nothing will harm him until he moves from his stop.” [Muslim]

This hadeeth also proves that the kalaam of Allaah is not created, since the Prophet (saw) commanded the believers to seek refuge in the kalaam of Allaah from all types of evil. Refuge can only be sought from the Creator (and His Attributes), and not from the creation.

Imaam al-Bukhaaree (d. 256 A. H.) stated:

“In this hadeeth is proof that the kalaam of Allaah is not created.”

Likewise, Imaam Bukhaaree’s teacher, Nu’aym ibn Hammaad (d. 228 A.H.), stated:

“It is not permissible to seek refuge in the created, nor in the speech of men, jinn or angels.”

In other words, the very tact that a person seeks refuge in the kalaam of Allaah proves that it is an uncreated Attribute of Allaah, for it is not allowed to seek refuge in a created object.

Explicit Quotes From The Salaf:

Ibn ‘Abbaas, in explaining the verse,

A Qur’aan without any crookedness,” |39:28|

said:

This means that the Qur’aan is not created.” [Al-Laalikaa’ee, 355]

Imaam Aboo Haneefah (d. 150 A.H.) wrote in his Fiqh al- Akbar:

“The Qur’aan is the speech (kalaam) of Allaah, written in the mus-hafs, preserved in the hearts, recited by the tongues, and revealed to the Prophet (saw),”

and in another place he mentions more specifically that:

“..the Quraan is not created…” [Fiqh Al-Akbar, 301]

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The Vast Extent Of Ash-Sha’bee’s Knowledge

Posted in Knowledge, Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

Ash-Sha’bee said:

“For 20 years I have not heard a man narrate hadeeth except that I know more about it than him.

I had forgotten some knowledge, the extent of which if a person were to memorize (it), he would be a scholar.”

Beautiful Words From Imaam Adh-Dhahabee

Posted in Dunya | Aakhirah, Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

Imaam Adh-Dhahabee said:

“May Allaah have mercy over the person who speaks little, reads the Quraan, weeps over his lost time, constantly gazes into (saheeh) Bukhaaree and (saheeh) Musilm, and worships Allaah before he is surprised by death.”

[At-tadhkirah, 2/80]

Shaykh Al-Albaani, Six Hours On A Ladder!

Posted in Brothers Base, Knowledge, Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 26, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

“Shaikh Baasim Faisal al-Juwaabirah said:

‘And from that which showed the Shaikh’s patience and fortitude in seeking knowledge was what Dr. Mahmood al-Meerah, may Allaah protect him, told me.

That Shaikh Naasir climbed up a ladder in the Dhaahiriyyah library in Damascus to take a book, a manuscript, so he got the book and opened it and then started to read it while standing on the ladder and stayed there reading for more than six hours.’”

Al-Imaam al-Albani, Duroos wa Mawaaqif wa Ibar, p. 63.

Wasting Time Is Worse Than Death

Posted in Dunya | Aakhirah, Words Of Wisdom with tags , , , , , , on February 25, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

Ibn Al-Qayyim said:

“Wasting time is worse than death, because death separates you from this world whereas wasting time separates you from Allaah.”

Never Leave A Good Deed Because Of Its Difficulty

Posted in Dunya | Aakhirah, Words Of Wisdom with tags , , , , , , on February 25, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

Never leave a good deed because of its difficulty, for the difficulty will eventually go but the deed will remain forever.

Never do a bad deed because of its pleasure/enjoyment, for the pleasure/enjoyment will eventually go but the deed will remain forever.

Should One Possess Knowledge Or Wealth?

Posted in Knowledge, Miscellaneous with tags , , , on February 23, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

‘Alee Ibn Abee Taalib (ra) said:

“Verily knowledge is more precious than wealth.

Knowledge  preserves you, while you preserve wealth.

Knowledge judges while wealth is judged upon.

The possessors of wealth have died, while the possessors of knowledge live on.

Their (the scholars) bodies have passed away, but they are still present in the hearts of the people.”

[Adab Al-Dunya Wa Al-Deen, p.48]