Archive for October, 2006

Maturidis Believe the Quran is Created

Posted on October 15, 2006. Filed under: 202 - Advanced Asma wa Sifaat |

Abu’l-Yusr al-Bazdawi (d.493), a major Maturidite, said in his book Usul al-Din:

The Speech of Allah, the Exalted, is present with Him, and likewise the speech of every speaker.

And these Surahs which have an ending and beginning, countability and parts:

It is not the Speech of Allah, the Exalted, literally.

Rather, it is composed (manzûm), Allah the Exalted composed it. And it signifies the Speech of Allah, the Exalted, like the manzûm of Imru’l-Qays..

The manzûm of Imru’l-Qays signifies his speech, but it is not his speech. Likewise, the sermon of each preacher and the message of each messenger is manzûm, signifying his speech but it is not his actual speech like this..

So the Nazm of the Qur’an, or composition, is not Allah’s Speech. Just like the composition of Imru’l-Qays, the famous king-poet, is not his speech. The Qur’an simply signifies (dâl is the Arabic expression through which the Maturidites strayed away) the eternal Speech of Allah, it is NOT His Speech.

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Usool as-Sunnah – Humaydi (d. 219AH)

Posted on October 15, 2006. Filed under: Texts |

Usool as-Sunnah
by: Imam Abu Bakr ‘Abdullah ibn az-Zubair al-Humaydi (d. 219AH)

[Basmalah]

Biography of the Author

Name and Lineage:

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The Orthodox Creed

Posted on October 8, 2006. Filed under: 202 - Advanced Asma wa Sifaat |

A Study of al-Durra al-Mudhiyya fi ‘Aqidat al-Firqa al-Mardhiyya
(The Luminous Pearl on the Doctrine of Pleasure-endowed Sect)
By al-’Allama al-Shaykh Muhammad al-Saffarini al-Hanbali

Allah praise be to Allah, who gifted us to Islam and guided us to the path of His Prophet SallAllahu ‘alaihi wa-sallam. Surely, without His guidance we would be in complete loss.

May the peace and the blessings of Allah be upon the Prophet, His companions, His family and all those who followed them in righteousness until the Day of Judgement.

Introduction

Before we begin, it is very important to answer an elementary question, and that is: what exactly is Orthodoxy in Islam and how is it determined?

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Refutation of as-Subki

Posted on October 2, 2006. Filed under: 202 - Advanced Asma wa Sifaat |

A refutation of al-Subki comment’s in al-Sayf al-Saqil:

This is the text from Imam as-Subki that relates to a common claim made by Salafis,

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Ibn Qudama’s Censure of the Ash’aris

Posted on October 1, 2006. Filed under: 202 - Advanced Asma wa Sifaat |

The great Hanbali Imam Ibn Qudamah al-Maqdisi (d. 620AH) describds his debate with the Ash’aris of his time, over the issue of Quran being the literal word of Allah.

The following are some of the quotes from Ibn Qudama’s rebuttal:
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