Ibaanah Is From Abul Hasan Al-Ash’aree


As for those who have ascribed the book al-Ibaanah to Abu Hasan al-Ash’aree and have testified that it was his last book concerning aqeedah then they are numerous and amongst them:

  • al-Haafidh Ibn Asaakir in Tabyeenul Kadhabul-Muftaree (p.152) which is a refutation of al-Ahwaazee,
  • al-Bayhaqee in al-I’tiqaad (p.31),
  • Imaam adh-Dhahabee in al-Uluww (no.276) and
  • Ibn ul-‘Imaad in Shadhraat udh-Dhahab (p.303).

Furthermore, Abu Qaasim Abdul Malik bin Eesaa bin Darbaas (1) (d. 659H) in his book, adh-Dhabb an Abee Hasan al-Ash’aree, mentions the People of Knowledge who have ascribed this book to Abu Hasan al-Ash’ariyy and have testified to it being his aqeedah which he embraced at the end of his life and amongst them he names:

  • Al-Imaam al-Haafidh Abul-Abbaas Ahmad bin Thaabit at-Turqee,
  • Abu Uthmaan Ismaa’eel as-Saaboonee,
  • Imaam ul-Qurraa Abu Alee Hasan bin Alee bin Ibraaheem al-Faarisee,
  • al-Imaam al-Faqeeh Abul-Fath Nasr al-Maqdisee,
  • al-Imaam al-Haafidh Abul-Qaasim Alee bin Hasan bin Hibatullaah ash-Shaafi’ee,
  • al-Faqeeh Abul-Ma’aalee Majallee,
  • and al-Haafidh Abu Muhammad bin Alee al-Baghdaadee.

In this book, Abul Hasan Al-Ash’aree refutes his old ideologies of ta’weel, and affirms that he is upon the way of the salaf. And it is sad to see those who ascribe themselves to this imaam not taking his ‘aqeedah upon which he died!

Footnotes:

(1) Ibn Darbaas al-Qaadee Kamaal ud-Deen Abu Haamid Muhammad bin Qaadee al-Qudaat Sadr ud-Deen Abdul-Malik bin Eesaa al-Maaraanee al-Misree ash-Shaafi’ee ad-Dareer, born in the year 576H.

 

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