of the Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jama'ah
the Names and Attributes of Allah
The Manhaj (way) of the Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jama'ah from the Salafus-Salih and those who followed them is to affirm the Names and Attributes of Allah as they have been mentioned in the Book and the Sunnah, and their Manhaj is built on the following principles:
1.They approve the Names and Attributes of Allah as it has been mentioned in the Book and the Sunnah with their apparent meaning indicated by the words and they do not interpret it contrary to its apparent meaning nor change its words or what they indicate.
2.They negate any resemblance between the Attributes of Allah and the creation, Allah says, “There is nothing like unto Him, and He is the All-Hearer, the All-Seer.” [Soorah ash-Shuraa (42): 11]
3.They do not exceed what has been mentioned in the Qur'aan and the Sunnah in affirming the Names and Attributes of Allah. What Allah and His Messenger have affirmed, they affirm it and what Allah and His Messenger have denied, they deny it and matters in which Allah and His Messenger are silent, they are silent.
4.They believe that the texts mentioning the Names and Attributes of Allah are Muhkam (clear), whose meaning and explanation is understood, and they are not Mutashabih (unclear). They do not hold back its meaning, as they have been accused of, by those who lie against them, or those who do not know their Manhaj from among contemporary writers.
5.They do not speak about how the Attributes of Allah are and do not even research them.