Posted by: faqir | December 26, 2009

Do the Ash’aris Negate Allah’s Attributes? On al-yad, al-wajh, al-‘ayn.


There are texts in the Qur’ān and the Sunnah that mention al-ya d 1, al-wajh 2, al-‘ayn 3, etc. in relation to Allah. Of course, Ahl al-Sunnah agree that they are not limbs or organs, and that the literal meaning (zāhir) is  rejected and that one knows neither the meaning nor modality (kayf). However, I have noticed that some Ash‘arīs say that al-yad, al-’ayn, etc. are Attributes [of Allah], whereas other Ash‘arīs refused to say that they were Attributes of Allah.  I have a couple of questions concerning this matter:

Read on:

Do the Ash`aris Negate Allah’s Attributes?
Shaykh al-Azhari


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