Salafis say Allah performs Jogging / Trotting

In Fatawa al-Aqida Pseudo-Salafi ‘shaykh’ Muhammad b. Salih b. Uthaimin, page 112, is quoted saying:

وأي مانع يمنع من أن نؤمن بأن الله تعالى يأتي هرولة

“What could forbid us from believing that Allah performs jogging/trotting [harwala]?”

And this is from the Lajnatud-Da’imah lil-Buhuthul `Ilmiyyah wal-Ifta / The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Fatawa (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia):


فتاوى اللجنة الدائمة للبحوث العلمية والإفتاء ج3ص196 :
( س : هل لله صفة الهرولة ؟
ج : نعم ، على نحو ما جاء في الحديث القدسي الشريف على ما يليق به قال تعالى : إذا تقرب إليّ العبد شبرا تقربت إليه ذراعا وإذا تقرب إليّ ذراعا تقربت منه باعاً وإذا أتاني ماشياً أتيته هرولة . رواه البخاري وسلم ).

Rough Translation:

Q: Is Jogging (Harwala) an attribute of Allah?

A: Yes, as it has been shown in the Hadith Qudsi al-Shareef ….. “… and if he comes to Me walking, I go to him running.” Narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim.

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Link to KSA Website

Useful Anecdote:

In another example of confusion in their sect, the pseudo salafi theologian Salih b. Fawzan al-Fawzan (rightly) negates what the Lajna’ say is an ‘attribute’ of Allah:
(click link below)

  الهرولة ليست بصفة لله) العلامة صالح بن فوزان الفوزان -حفظه الله) –


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