Pseudo Salafis say Allah has a Shadow

Says Pseudo-salafi ‘Shaykh’ Ibn Baz:

مسألة في الصفات
في حديث السبعة الذين يظلهم الله في ظله يوم لا ظل إلا ظله، فهل يوصف الله تعالى بأن له ظلاً؟

نعم كما جاء في الحديث، وفي بعض الروايات: ((في ظل عرشه))[1] لكن الصحيحين ((في ظله))، فهو له ظل يليق به سبحانه لا نعلم كيفيته مثل سائر الصفات، الباب واحد عند أهل السنة والجماعة. والله ولي التوفيق.


[1] أخرجه البخاري في كتاب الأذان، باب من جلس في المسجد ينتظر الصلاة، برقم 660، ومسلم في كتاب الزكاة، باب فضل إخفاء الصدقة، برقم 1031.

مجموع فتاوى ومقالات متنوعة المجلد الثامن والعشرون

Rough Translation:

Issue relating to the Attributes [of Allah]:

In the hadith of the seven of those who will be shaded by Allah in His shadow on the day that there is no shadow save His shadow, is this attributing Allah the Exalted with a shadow?


Yes, as is reported in the Hadith and in some transmissions : “in the shadow of His throne”.  But, in the Sahihayn it is : “in His shadow” for He has a shadow that is befitting to Him, the Glorious,  and we do not know its modality (Kayf) just like the rest of His attributes…

Useful Anecdote:

Unlike ‘shaykh’ Ibn Baz, one of his own major colleagues from the Salafi theologians negates this so-called Attribute he affirms for Allah! The notorious Rabi’ Ibn Hadi al-Madkhalee says that the shadow is the shade of the ‘Arsh. (click link)


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