Perversion by those who claim Allaah could lie exposed

June 6, 2010

It was a glimmer of light in a world filled with the darkness of blasphemy when someone sent me a link with the following statement by Dr. Muĥammad, Saˆiid Ramađaan Al-Buuţiyy:

Question: It has been related to your distinguished self, in one site on the internet, the opinion that it is not intrinsically impossible that Allaah could lie, but that Allaah made it an obligation for Himself not to lie. This statement has been translated to English, and we would like to check with you the truthfulness of the attribution of this statement to you.

سؤال: نسب إلى فضيلتكم في أحد المواقع القول بأن الكذب في حق الله تعالى ليس مستحيلاً ذاتياً وأنه تحت قدرته. ولكنه تعالى أوجب على نفسه أن لا يكذب. وهذا القول ترجم إلى الإنكليزية ونريد أن نتأكد منكم مدى صحة نسبة هذا القول إليكم

Answer by Dr. Muĥammad, Saˆiid Ramađaan Al-Buuţiyy:

No one has ever asked me about this, and I believe that no one has ever faced me, nor will anyone ever face me with such a despicable question.

There is no one among the people that does not know that lying belongs to the category of lowly attributes. Moreover, there is no one among the believers in Allaah that does not know that Allaah is only attributed with complete perfection, and that He is clear of all attributes of flaw. Furthermore, something pertaining to the Power of Allaah does not mean it is possible that Allaah could be attributed with it. Finally, His Power pertains only to what is possible, and does not pertain to what is impossible.

Muĥammad Saˆiid Ramađaan Al-Buuţiyy

أجاب عنه: أ.د.محمد سعيد رمضان البوطي

إن أحداً لم يوجه إليّ هذا السؤال. وأعتقد أن أحداً لم يواجهني ولن يواجهني بمثل هذه السفالة في السؤال.

ليس في الناس من يجهل أن الكذب من الصفات الذميمة.

وليس في المؤمنين بالله من يجهل أن الله متصف بصفات الكمال كلها ومنزه عن سائر صفات النقصان. وقدرته جل جلاله على شيء ما لا يعني بالضرورة إمكان اتصافه به. على أن قدرته إنما تتعلق بالممكنات ولا تتعلق بالمستحيلات.

محمد سعيد رمضان البوطي

So the devils that are busy spreading this terrible belief find no support, or understanding, with Dr. Al-Buuţiyy, in contrast with statements that have been spread around lately. Moreover, this example very clearly shows that there is willful perversion of texts happening in this issue, as I have pointed out earlier. The great scholars of this nation are definitely far away from this blasphemous belief.

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