The aim of this website is to clarify the belief of Ahl al Sunnah wal Jama’ah in light of the many lies, objections, refutations and attempts to sow doubt about its ways. It aims to give concise answers and clarification to all such attempts, with links to longer articles for those who wish. This is not only to benefit the readers’ knowledge, but to make it easy for Sunni Muslims to engage in internet forums to defend their beliefs.
It is hidden from no one that for the longest time the traditional ulema of Ahl al Sunnah wal Jama’ah, particularly those of the Ashari and Maturidi schools, and their creedal/theological positions have been under constant attack. Attacks on the ulema and their positions is expected from people who make clear who they are and what they believe in. This has been the experience of the ulema when dealing with any Islamic sect. However, when people who pose themselves as “Sunnis” take charge of these attacks, then the situation is more dangerous. A person who grows up in a Sunni household, doing all the things that Sunnis have traditionally done and believing everything that Sunnis believe is not likely to listen to anyone who is not Sunni. However, when some people pose themselves as “Sunnis” while at the same time advocating their twisted interpretations of the deen in an effort to gain followers to their twisted cause, an unsuspecting Sunni is more likely to give such a person his ear.
Given the above situation, it is clear that something needs to be done. Our beloved Habeeb al Mustafa Sayyiduna Muhammad sall allahu `alayhi wasallam said:
من رَأَى مِنْكُمْ مُنْكَرًا فَلْيُغَيِّرْهُ بيده فَإِنْ لم يَسْتَطِعْ فَبِلِسَانِهِ فَإِنْ لم يَسْتَطِعْ فَبِقَلْبِهِ وَذَلِكَ أَضْعَفُ الْإِيمَانِ
“Whoever among you sees something disapproved of by Allah, let him change it by his hand. If unable, then let him do so by His tongue. If unable to do even that, let Him reject it in his heart, and that is the least (act) of faith. ” (Muslim No. 49).
In light of this hadith, a group of brothers under the guidance of Shaykh Abu Adam have set up this blog. The primary aim of this blog is to clarify the beliefs of the ulema of Ahl al Sunnah wal Jama’ah and exonerate them from the many objections and doubts that exist about them. This is not only to benefit the readers, in their knowledge, but also to make it easy for those Sunni Muslims to defend their beliefs when they engage with others on internet forums. In particular, this blog will face up to the heretical idea that Allah is a being with one or more limits, wal `iyadhu billah.
Know that Aļļaah is Necessarily Existent without a beginning or an end
Non-resemblant to anything or anyone in any sense
Self Existent and does not need a specifier for Him or His attributes, or something to be in
One without a partner, part or like in His Self, attributes or actions
Only He can create, and all that happens is according to His Will and Predestination
Sound reason tells us that He must be attributed with the Power to bring anything possible into existence, the Will to specify how it is to be, and Knowledge of all that is now, has been in the past, and will be in the future, as well as all that must be, cannot be, or may be.
His attribute of Life is without beginning, end, body, soul, change or development.
He must be All-Hearing and All-Seeing, not by ability, but by necessity; without instruments, such as eyes or ears; or needs, such as sound waves or light rays; or events, such as hearing or seeing one thing and then another.
He must also have Speech that is not created and is therefore not language, sounds, letters, sequence, or a capacity; for all such attributes must have a beginning and therefore a creator.
It is impossible that Allah be attributed with the opposites of any of the above, such as being a body, in a place, or having a limit or a weakness, such as ignorance, death, deafness, blindness or speechlessness.
It is possible, however, that Allah creates anything that can exist, or leaves it.
He is the Creator of all beings, things and actions and thus the Absolute Owner of everything.
It is impossible that He could be unjust or unfair, as He has no creator, and therefore no judge.
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