Abu Hasan al-Ash'ari Refutes the Ta'weel of Allaah's Attribute of Hand By the Ash'ariyyah|
Posted by Abu.Iyaad on Monday, June, 22 2009 and filed under Articles
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Abu Hasan al-Ash'ari (d. 324H) rejected the false ta'weels of the (modern-day) Ash'aris and their likes who distort this attribute to mean "two favours", and others claim that al-yad means "qudrah" (power) and so on. He said in al-Ibaanah an Usool id-Diyaanah (p.133):
If it is said: Why do you deny that His saying:
Ahl us-Sunnah, the followers of the Salaf us-Saalih, the people of ithbaat (affirmation) - unlike the incoherent and contradictory deniers and distorters - have a sound, uniform and consistent methodology in relation to what has come in the Book and the Sunnah of affirmation of attributes for Allaah. They affirm everything that Allaah affirmed for Himself and that His Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) affirmed for Him, affirming their meanings whilst negating any likeness between the realities of His Attributes the realities of the attributes of the creation.