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Shaykh Abdul-Qadir al-Jilanee on al-Istawaa

 

Shaykh Abdul-Qadir al-Jilanee is reported to have said:

“It is essential to carry the Attribute of al-Istawaa upon it’s apparent sense – without ta’weel, and that He Ascended in Person over the Throne.

 

Istawaa does not mean sitting or touching – as the Mujassima and Karraamiyyah say.

 

Nor does it mean grandeur and highness – as the Ash’ariyyah say.

 

Nor does it mean conquering and dominating as the Mu’tazila say.

 

None of this is related in the Sharee’ah.

 

Neither has this been related by any one of the Salaf as-Saalih and the Taabi’een.

Nor from the Ashaabul Hadeeth.

 

Rather it is related from them that they carried the meaning of Istawaa with it’s apparent meaning.”

[‘Gunya at- Taalibeen’ (1/50)]

 

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