So called ‘grave worship’ refutation by Imam Fakhr al-Din al-Razi

The aim of this Wahhabi article (see: link) is to portray the sunni Muslim practice of tawassul / istigatha / isti'ana as grave worship equivalent to the worship of idols by the pre-Islamic pagans.  Their takfiri cult mind-set would have them as the only remaining Muslims on the planet.  It is ridiculous that they should appeal to …

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The so-called “Ash’ari Miconception” Regarding the Dhahir of the Divine Texts

I read on one Wahhabi forum the ramblings of a confused pseudo-Salafi: Rather the Ashaa'irah claim that the Thaahir, or apparent meaning, of the Qur'an imputes statements of Disbelief to Allah Himself as understood by the common public. Something similar is posted in the article 'Ash'ari Misconception: The Dhahir Of The Texts Promote Anthropomorphism' on …

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Issues Related to the ‘Aqidah of Imam Ibn ‘Abdal-Barr

Al Hafiz Ibn 'Abd al-Barr (d.423H) was a renowned specialist in Hadith affiliated to the Maliki madhhab. Al Qadi 'Iyad (d.544H) said of him: "His name is Yusuf ibn' Abdi Llah Ibn Muhammad Ibn 'Abd al-Barr al-Numayrî. The Hafiz, the Shaykh of the scholars of Al Andalus, one of its great scholars of Hadith in …

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Various Quotes Regarding Allah & His Attributes Ascribed to Imam Ahmad by the ‘Ulema

ON ATTRIBUTING A BODY (JISM) TO ALLAH [The Imam and hadith master (hafiz) Ahmad Ibn Al-Husayn] Al-Bayhaqi (d. 458/1066) relates in his Manaqib al-Imam Ahmad [The memorable actions of Imam Ahmad] with his chain on the authority of Abu al-Fadl that he said: "[Imam] Ahmad censured the one who believed in corporeality [qala bi al-jism], …

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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 Creed of Imam Ibn Abi Zayd Al-Qayrawani

Imam Ibn Abī Zayd al-Qayrawānī was an Ash'ari Ibn Abi Zayd al-Qayrawani (310-386) belonged to the Ash`ari school which he took, among others, from Abu Bakr ibn `Abd al-Mu’min, the student of Ibn Mujahid, the student of Abu al-Hasan al-Ash`ari. [1] Al-Qadi `Iyad mentioned that in the year 368 Ibn Abi Zayd sent two of …

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