Understanding The Names & Attributes of Allaah: Ibn Abdul-Barr

Understanding The Names & Attributes of Allaah 

Al-Haafidh Ibn Abdul-Barr al-Anduloosee al-Maalikee (born 368H) stated in at-Tamheed (7/145):

“Ahlus-Sunnah are in agreement upon acknowledging and affirming that all of the Attributes mentioned in the Qur’aan and Sunnah, and belief in them: that they are carried upon their apparent meaning and not metaphorically. And ahlus-Sunnah do not state how they are at all. As for ahlul-bid’ah: the Jahmiyyah, the Mu`tazilah, the Khawaarij, then all of them reject this, and they do not carry any of these Attributes of Allaah upon their apparent meanings. They claim that the one who affirms them has likened Allaah with His creation. And according to those who affirm the Attributes, these ahlul-bid’ah have negated the One who is worshipped [due to their negation of His Attributes]. And the truth is as they have said, with speech that is in accordance with the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of His Messenger (salallaahu ‘alaihi wassallam) – and they are the Imaams of the Jamaa`ah, and all praise is due to Allaah.”

 

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