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What does it mean to say that ‘affirming a Divine Attribute (of Allaah) dictates negation of its opposite’?

March 8, 2017

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Q. When Allah states that He is free of an attribute, such as death for example, in that case we must affirm its opposite, which is eternal life in this instance. But what if He ascribes an attribute to Himself, must we negate its opposite? A. Firstly: When Allah states that He is free of […]

What Are The Jinn?

March 31, 2015

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Allah has created at least two beings that have the freedom of choice: Mankind and Jinn. Animals, birds, and other organisms do not have this freedom. They can only do what they were created to do. They can only obey Allah. The angels do not have this freedom either. They were created to obey Allah […]

Writing is the Key to Knowledge

February 14, 2015

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Ash-Sha’bi – may Allaah have mercy upon him – said: “If you hear anything, then write it down, even if you have to write it on a wall.”  [Kitaab Al-‘Ilm, 146]

The attitudes of the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) towards his wives and his good treatment of them

February 12, 2015

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Praise be to Allah. Firstly: The Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) treated his wives well, give them good company and was dignified. He used to sit with them, keep them company, talk to them, chat with them at night and treat them fairly in every way he could. There happened between […]

Before the creation of the Throne, there was Allah (may He be exalted) and there was nothing before Him, nothing after Him, and nothing besides Him

February 12, 2015

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Before the creation of the Throne, and before the creation of the heavens and the earth, and before the creation of directions, there was Allah, may He be exalted, and there was nothing before Him, nothing after Him, and nothing besides Him, as al-Bukhaari (7418) narrated that ‘Imraan ibn Husayn (may Allah be pleased with […]

Affirming the Trandencensy of Allaah

February 7, 2015

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‘Alee Ibn al-Hasan Ibn ash-Shaqeeq said, “I said to ‘Abdullaah Ibn al-Mubaarak – may Allah have mercy upon him – ,  ‘How are we to know our Lord?‘  He (‘Abdullaah Ibn al-Mubaarak) replied: “He is above the seventh Heaven, above His Throne, and we do not say as the Jahmiyyah say, ‘He is here upon […]

Affirming the Names and Attributes of Allaah

February 7, 2015

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Imaam Aboo Haneefah – may Allaah have mercy upon him – said: “He becomes angry and He becomes pleased; and it is not to be said ‘His Anger is His Punishment‘ and ‘His pleasure is His Reward‘. We describe Him as He has described Himself, One Eternal, He does not beget, nor is he Beggotten, […]