The Face Of Allah A Well Established Quality In The Text: Sheikh Muhammad Ibn Saalih Al Uthaymin

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Sheikh Muhammad ibn Saalih Uthaymin said

“The face is a well established quality for Allah by way of the book, sunnah, and consensus of the salaf’s signification. Allah says:

و يبقى وجه ربك ذو الجلال و الإكرام

“And the Face of your Lord full of Majesty and Honor will remain.”[Ar-Rahman: 27]

The Prophet -sallahu alayhi wa sallam- said to Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas, “You will never spend desiring by way of it Allah’s face except that you will be rewarded for it.”

The salaf have consensus regarding affirmation of the face for Allah, thus it is obligatory to affirm it for Him without distortion, negation, formulating a mode or manner (as to how He does things), nor striking an example (with His creation). It is a real/true face befitting for Allah. Unfortunately the people of negation interpret it as reward and we have responded to them by that which as preceded in the fourth principle.”

Sheikh Al Uthaymin mentions regarding the fourth principle alluded to previously, “The Mu’atilah are those who deny something from Allah’s names and qualities and they misinterpret the text away from its apparent meaning, thus they are called falsifiers. The general principle used as it pertains to our refuting of them is that we say, indeed their statement opposes the apparent intent of the text, it opposes the path of the salaf and there is no authentic evidence to support it.”

Translated by Najeeb ibn Yusuf Al Anjelesi

Source: شرح لمعة الإعتقاد الهادي إلى سبيل الرشاد


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