Tag: Allāh's Names & Attributes

99 Names of Allāh on Your Hands?

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy Imām Aḥmad Ibn Ḥanbal said, “You should beware of speaking about an issue in which you are not preceded by a scholar.” A common saying among the people today is that the lines on the hand indicate 99 Names of Allāh subḥānahu wa taʿala. Our brother Abū al-ʿAbbās Mūsá Richardson discusses this issue…From the lectures entitled, ʿAqīdah Course- Summer Course.

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The Ṣaḥābah Never Differed in the Names and Attributes of Allāh

Imām Ibn al-Qayyim [d. 751 AH] said: [The Ṣaḥābah], all praise and thanks to Allāh, never differed with one another in even a single issue pertaining to the names, attributes, or actions [of Allāh]. Nay, they confirm all that is in the Book [of Allāh] and the Sunnah with a completely united front. From the first of them to the last. They never denigrated it with an interpretation [from themselves], neither did they ever distort [passages] beyond their [proper] usages with the goal of changing its contents. They did not come out falsifying a single word from it, nor did they take those passages...

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The Explanation of the Beautiful and Perfect Names of Allāh

His saying is the truth, His Actions are the truth, the meeting with Him is the truth, His Messengers are the truth, His Books are the truth, His religion is the truth, worshipping Him Alone is the truth, everything that has to do with Him is the truth. All Qur’anic verses after the text have been added by the translator and are quoted to show examples of the Name being used in the Qurʾān A large number of the Beautiful Names of Allāh are repeated manifold in the Qurʾān as demanded by the occasion and it is necessary to explain their meanings in a succinct way. So we say: Ar-Rabb (The Lord): This...

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An Introduction to Belief in the Attributes of Allāh

Shaykh al Islām Ibn Taymīyyah said:”And from faith in Allāh is faith in what He described Himself with in His Book and what His Messenger Muḥammad (ﷺ) described Him with, without taḥrīf or taʿtīl and without takyīf or tamthīl.” And they do not disbelieve in the Names of Allāh and His Attributes, and they do not try to determine their modality and they do not liken His Attributes to the Attributes of the creation Shaykh al-Islām Ibn Taymīyyah Commentary: Shaykh Ṣāliḥ al-Fawzān says: After the writer briefly mentioned the foundations that are obligatory to have faith in, he mentions...

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An Issue Concerning the Attributes of Allāh

So the basic principle (asl) is that speech about the Attributes is speech about the Essence (dhaat) of Allāh, so it follows it in that and takes it as a model of example. Al-Khaṭīb al-Baghdādī (d. AH 463) Introduction Verily the praise is for Allāh, we seek His aid and guidance.  And we seek refuge from the evils of our own selves and from the evils of our actions. Whomsoever Allāh guides, then none can misguide him. And whosoever He misguides, then there is no guide for him.  And I testify that there is no deity worthy of worship besides Allāh alone, without any associates.  And...

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The Censure of Taʾwīl

The madh′hab (way) of the Salaf (Pious Predecessors) with regards to the Ṣifāt (Attributes of Allāh) is to affirm them as they are ʿalá dhāhir (with their apparent meaning), negating any tashbīḥ (resemblance) to them, nor takyīf (asking how they are). Some Statemenets from the Salaf Concerning the Attributes of Allāh and their Consensus Concerning the Falsehood of Taʿweel [1]: Imām al-Awzāʿī (d.157H) – raḥimahullāh- said: ‘‘I asked az-Zuhree and Makhool about the āyāt pertaining to the Sifaat (Attributes of Allāh), so they said: Leave them as they are.’’ 1 [2]: al-Walīd Ibn Muslim...

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The Explanation of the Beautiful and Perfect Names of Allāh

His saying is the truth, His Actions are the truth, the meeting with Him is the truth, His Messengers are the truth, His Books are the truth, His religion is the truth, worshipping Him Alone is the truth, everything that has to do with Him is the truth. All Qur’anic verses after the text have been added by the translator and are quoted to show examples of the Name being used in the Qurʾān A large number of the Beautiful Names of Allāh are repeated manifold in the Qurʾān as demanded by the occasion and it is necessary to explain their meanings in a succinct way. So we say: Ar-Rabb (The Lord): This...

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General Principles Regarding the Names and Attributes of Allāh

To deny for Allāh everything which He has denied for Himself in His Book, or which His Messenger denied for Him; along with believing that its fully-perfect opposite is confirmed for Allāh – the Most High. Shaykh ʿAlawī ibn ʿAbd al-Qādir al-Saqqāf The First Principle ‘‘Affirmation of everything that Allāh affirmed for Himself in His Book, or which His Messenger (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) affirmed for him; without taḥrīf (distorting the wording or the meaning of the Attributes), without taʿtīl (denying them), without takyīf (asking how the Attributes are), and without tamthīl (making...

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