ASALAMA LAYKUM SISTER
let us see the benefit of understanding our position toward Allah and inshAllah,we shall remain on the Sirat al mustaqeem
After all, havent't the sufis,shias druze(and all the baatinites ) deviated on this exact point...Where is Allah?....
Muawiyah bin Al-Hakam As-Salmi said:
1) The Companions of the Prophet used to refer to him all of their problems, whether minor or major. Hence, all issues for judgment should be referred to Allah and His Messenger, acting upon the Statement of Allah :
3) Belief is a condition for freeing a slave and since the Prophet allowed her to be free, she had to be judged a believer by the Prophet otherwise she would continue to be a slave.
4) The necessity of asking about Tawheed (Islamic Monotheism); and part of it is the belief that Allah is above His Throne, knowledge of this being mandatory.
5) The legitimacy of asking “Where is Allah?”; the fact that asking such is actually Sunnah, since the Prophet himself did not hesitate asking about it.
6) The obligation of replying that Allah is above the heavens, since the Prophet affirmed the reply of the slave girl and it also goes along with the Statement of Allah in the Quran:
8) The belief that Allah is above the heaven indicates soundness of one’s Belief, and it is mandatory on every believer to accept this position.
9) The refutation of the erroneous belief that Allah is in every place by His Essence. The truth is that Allah is with us by His Knowledge not by His Supreme Self.
10) The fact that the Prophet ordered for the slave-girl to be brought to her to allow him to test her shows that he did not possess the knowledge of the unseen [except of what Allah informed him. This refutes the claim of many Sufis and other Muslims that the Prophet had complete knowledge of the unseen].
Among the other points of benefit is that this narration affirms that one can point upwards when asked the question, “Where is Allaah?” contrary to the ‘beliefs’ of the Ash’arees who say otherwise.
I even had one Ash’aree say to me that only a ‘jaahil’ (ignoramus) will point upwards! Or to quote his exact words:
“The sharia does not oblige us to ask where Allah is (1), Allah (swt) is not attributed with “where-ness” to begin with (2), only a jahil points his finger thinking his Lord is in the direction of it (3)! Subhan Allah!”(1) The hadeeth of the slave girl confirms the opposite of what he is saying here…
(2) Again, the hadeeth os the slave girl affirms the question as a part of our ‘Aqeedah.
(3) So the Prophet (saw) was jaahil?! Did not the Prophet (saw) used to point upwards during his khutbahs? Did not the Prophet (saw) point upwards in his farewell Hajj while saying, ‘O Allaah, bare witness’?
Allaahu Akbar, look at the ignorance of some!
SubhaanAllaah, its quite funny, as I’m kicked out of that forum for refuting their beliefs and spreading ‘doubt’ about the validity of their Ash’aree ‘Aqeedah, lol. It actually said, when I tried logging on, “Date ban will be lifted: Never“. lol, how sweet of them…
Your Reminder Fatima who love you all for the sake of Allah