Wahabi contention: Ibn Taymiyyah argued with the Ash’aris about the divisibility of an atom and supported the view of the philosophers that atom is indeed divisible contrary to the Ash’aris. Today even school children know about the divisibility of atoms.

Sunnianswer: This silly claim is based on translating the term "jawhar" used in belief science as equivalent to the term "atom" in physics. Belief science in Islam is not physics and it is a mistake to confuse the two. The jawhar in belief science is the term for the indivisible particle that bodies are made of. It is not important in belief what particle is the indivisible one, this is the concern of physics. Is it the quark, for example, or something else?

The scholars said that if bodies are divided into smaller and smaller parts, one will eventually reach a particle that is impossible to divide in the mind’s eye. Some of the Greek philosophers denied this, because it disagreed with their idea that the world is eternal.
See The Indivisible Element.

4 Responses to Wahabi contention: Ibn Taymiyyah argued with the Ash’aris about the divisibility of an atom and supported the view of the philosophers that atom is indeed divisible contrary to the Ash’aris. Today even school children know about the divisibility of atoms.

  1. Salah K says:

    Salam brothers,

    If you take a 1 kilogram block and weigh it, it will always way 1 kilogram. According to scientists who believe that one can infinitely divide parts, then the 1 kilogram block has no weight limit, and this is impossible (not logical). And according to their stupid belie (there is no limit dividing parts), your 1 kilogram block will weigh as much as the biggest mountain on earth or even earth itself.

  2. Muhammad Ahmad says:

    In the Holy Qur’an, chapter: 13 verse: 8
    وَكُلُّ شَىْءٍ عِندَهُ بِمِقْدَارٍ. سورة : الرّعد
    Means: “[Allàh] created everything with a specific quantity.” Wahabies are double standards, they call the Ash’aris philosophers, because the philosophers agreement with the Ash’aris on some issues does not mean that the Ash’aris are like the philosophers in everything, least of all deviant beliefs. The main deviant belief of the philosophers that the Muslims said they were blasphemers for, was their claim that creation is eternal. This belief of theirs was shared by Ibn Taymiyyah. The Ash`ari school is not a movement, it is the school of the Sunni belief system. Its name comes from Abu Al-Hasan Al-Ash`ari, not because he made up the school’s belief, but because he defended, detailed and systematized the belief of Sunnis to the extent that most Sunni scholars after him cannot but admit that he is their Imam. That is, either him, or Abu Mansur Al-Maturidi, who did the same thing as Imam Ash`ari did at approximately the same time, but in another location.

    • uponsunnah says:

      the asharis derived thir aqeedah from the philosophers,namely aristotleians

      • That is no true, and you have no proof for that. If you had any knowledge about belief science you would know that Ibn Taymyyah is much closer to being an Aristotelian than Sunnis. The only main point of (verbal I should say) agreement between them and Sunnis is that Allaah is not like creation. This one point of agreement hardly makes Sunnis students of Aristotle. This is a fairy tale you space monster worshipers have made up to try to scandalize, and nothing more.

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