Exposing Kabbani 15 : Kabbani's Limitation of Allaahs' Attribute of Hearing|
|Author: Abu Hudhayfah|
|Article ID : NDV070015  |
KABBANI’S LIMITATION OF ALLAAH’S ATTRIBUTE OF
In further attempting to refute the belief that Allaah is
above His Throne, above the Seven Heavens as He has described Himself, Kabbani
resorts to a quite remarkable piece of deduction:
"Al-Sufuri relates in his Nuzhat al-majalis that
Imam al-Haramayn al-Juwayni was asked: ‘Does Allah lie in a specific
direction?’ He replied: ‘No.’ He was asked: ‘From where
did you obtain this knowledge?’ He said: ‘From the saying of the
Prophet : ‘Do not say I am superior to Yunus ibn Matta.’ (Bukhari).
This prohibition is related to the fact that Yunus said from inside the fish at
the bottom of the sea: ‘There is no God save Thee. Be Thou Glorified. Lo!
I have been a wrong-doer’ (21:87). And Allah conversed with Muhammad,
blessings and peace be upon him, above seven heavens and heard Muhammad’s
speech just as audibly as He heard that of Yunus. If the Lord of Truth were in a
specific direction He would have heard one speech better than the
(Kabbani, pp. 161-162)
It is the tail-end of this quotation that is of most
interest: "If the Lord of Truth were in a specific direction He would have
heard one speech better than the other."
Could anything be a more clear-cut case of resemblance
than this? Kabbani, by citing this example, would have us accept that the
Hearing of Allaah is the same as human hearing in that they are both governed by
distance - the further the speaker is the more difficult it is to hear.
Therefore, by having us believe that distance affects Allaah’s hearing,
the argument is put across that if Allaah was truly above His Throne then he
would have heard the Prophet Muhammad clearer than He did the Prophet Yunus in
the belly of the whale! But since He heard then both to an equal standard it
proves that He was at an equal distance from them both, that is to say, He was
as much present in the belly of the whale as He was above the Heavens to where
the Prophet made his Ascension! This is supposed to represent evidence against
the belief of the Salaf that Allah is above His Throne, above the seven
heavens.! Let it be known that the Salafis do not place any such obscene
limitations on the Attributes of Allaah.