The Phrase ‘ bi dhatihi ‘ Explained

Some of the Imams of the past objected to the usage of the phrase bi dhatihi. For example, regarding the hadith that says “God is between you and your qibla” (إِنَّ رَبَّهُ بَيْنَهُ وَبَيْنَ الْقِبْلَةِ) Ibn Hajar al-'Asqalani says that in this is a refutation on those who claim that God is above the throne …

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The Edict of Sultan Muhammad Ibn Qalawun Regarding Ibn Taymiyyah

This is a translation of the Edict of the honorable Sultan Nasir al-Dunya wa Deen, Muhammad Ibn Qalawun. It was read over the minbar of Masjid Jami' Dimashq on Friday, in the year 705H: Bismillah al-Rahman Al-Raheem. Alhamdulillah, Who is clear of having a thing or one similar or equal to Him. Allah said: Laysa …

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Imam Al-Maturidi Also Refutes the Pseudo Salafi Claim in Regards to Raising the Hands in Supplication

Another oft-repeated argument of the Pseudo-salafis: Whenever something overwhelming befalls a person, and he turns to Allah for help, he looks towards heaven, not in any other direction. But it is strange that those who deny that Allah is above His creation still raise their hands in supplication to no other direction than towards heaven. …

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Pseudo-Salafis Claim: Muslims Raising Their Hands in Supplication is Proof that Allah is Above

Another oft-repeated argument of the Pseudo-salafis: Whenever something overwhelming befalls a person, and he turns to Allah for help, he looks towards heaven, not in any other direction. But it is strange that those who deny that Allah is above His creation still raise their hands in supplication to no other direction than towards heaven. …

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Is the Mi’raj of the Prophet sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam proof of Allah being in the direction above?

An oft repeated argument by Pseudo-salafis: Also the Prophet (Sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) reported his eventful journey from Makkah to Jerusalem and from there up to the heavens (al-Israa wal Mi’raj).5 The summary of that report is:“Jibreel took me up to the lowest heaven and requested its guards to open its gate. He was asked, …

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Pseudo-Salafis say Allah has a ‘Size’

On the Multaqa Ahl al Hadeeth forum the Salafi shaykh Haitham Hamdan reaffirms the statement of sh Ibn Taymiyyah: 'That something existing should not be increasing, or decreasing, or neither increasing nor decreasing, and yet exist and not have a size – this is impossible' (Bayan Talbis Al-Jahmiyyah, 3/146) Question from Abu Fadl: How do …

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