|A Summary of Hamawiyyah|
Creed of Hamawiyyah - Chapter 6 : What Some of the Later People Say to Cover Truth with Falsehood|
|Author: Shaikh ul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah|
|Source: Aqidat ul-Hamawiyyah|
|Article ID : AQD070006  |
6.1 SOME OF THE PEOPLE SAY:
"There is no difference between the way of the Salaf and of the people of Ta'teel [i.e. the people of Tahreef], for all of them agree that the verses and hadeeths do not indicate Attributes for Allaah, but then the people of Ta'teel thought there would be some benefit in giving an explanation, because of the pressing need for it, and so they specified the intended meaning, while the Salaf held back from specifying anything in case they specified the wrong meaning."
- This is a clear lie upon the Salaf for the following reasons:
6.1.1 THE SALAF CLEARLY SPECIFIED ATTRIBUTES FOR
- they never denied texts proving Attributes for Him, befitting His Majesty, and instead they rejected anyone who would deny the Attributes. e.g. the statement of Nu'aym bin Hammaad al-Khuzaa'ee.
6.1.2 THE PEOPLE OF TA'WEEL WERE THE ADVERSARIES OF
- they accused the Salaf of Tashbeeh and Tajseem.
- So how could they have been in agreement when they were adversaries? Indeed the people of Ta'teel opposed the Salaf because the Salaf believed in the Attributes, with meanings befitting Allaah, without Tashbeeh or Tajseem.