The Ahl-Sunnah Creed in respect of the Divine Attribute of Istiwaa’

All Praise is due to Allaah. May peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, family and Companions. I have recently looked into what was published in Al-Balaagh magazine, Issue no. 637 where Shaykh Ahmad Mahmood Dahlub provided an answer to the following question: What is the Tafseer (exegesis) of Allaah’s saying: He rose over (Istawaa) the Throne (really in a manner that suits His Majesty). The answer to this question contained a mistake wrongly ascribed to the Salaf (righteous predecessors) when he said: ‘The Salaf explained the Aayah “rose over the Throne” that He (Allaah) seized the Throne and possessed it, as the poet says,

Bishr has reigned supreme in Iraq
With no bloodshed or any cruel act

Falsely attributing such words to the Salaf prompted me to draw people’s attention to such a blatant mistake lest the readers of this saying should be deceived into thinking that it was said by esteemed scholars… read more here.

Note: This was published in Islaamic Research Journal, 8th Edition, page: 169-172.

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