Nations that went astray regarding the Names and Attributes of Allaah The Almighty

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Nations that went astray regarding the Names and Attributes of Allaah The Almighty
 
 
 
Allaah The Almighty says:
 
{And leave [the company of] those who practice deviation concerning His names. They will be recompensed for what they have been doing.}[Al-A‘raaf: 180]
 
 
 
When the devil failed to make the children of Adam forget Allaah The Almighty, he tricked them and changed their religion and innate belief. So he made them forget the Beautiful Names of Allaah The Almighty, the Attributes of His Perfection and Majesty. So they came to know another god other than Allaah The Almighty and another lord other than their Creator. They came to know a god who has imperfect attributes who is attributed by inability, imperfection, exhaustion and incarnation (i.e. the appearance of a god as a human) while they think that they are doing well in their work. Who are those nations?
 
 
 
Jews describe Allaah The Almighty with poorness
 
 
 
Allaah The Almighty says about the Jews:
 
{Allah has certainly heard the statement of those [Jews] who said, "Indeed, Allah is poor, while we are rich.}[Aal-‘Imraan: 181] May Allaah's continuous curses descend on them until the Day of Resurrection.
 
 
 
They (the Jews) describe Him The Almighty also with miserliness: 
 
Allaah The Almighty says:
 
{And the Jews say, "The hand of Allah is chained." Chained are their hands, and cursed are they for what they say. Rather, both His hands are extended; He spends however He wills.}[Al-Maa’idah: 64]
 
Imam Ibn Katheer, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said: Allaah The Almighty states that the Jews, may Allah's continuous curses descend on them until the Day of Resurrection, describe Him as a miser. Allaah is far holier than what they attribute to Him. The Jews also claim that Allaah The Almighty is poor.[1]
 
 
 
Al-Ashaa‘rah (Asharites) is eviler than the Jews:
 
 
 
The Jews have said: "The hand of Allah is chained." They affirmed that Allaah The Almighty has a hand; however, the deviant sects such as the Al-Ashaa‘rah, Al-Mu‘tilah, Al-Jahmiyyah and others said: (He has no hand); rather, they denied the attributes of Allaah The Almighty such as the Face, Eye and the like. As for what they could not deny, they made a corrupted figurative interpretation for it. So they all agreed on belying the Names and the Attributes of Allaah The Almighty and differed in just the methods of doing that.
 
 
 
Jews and Christains claim that “Allaah has a son”:
 
 
 
Allaah The Almighty says:
 
{The Jews say, "Ezra is the son of Allah "; and the Christians say, "The Messiah is the son of Allaah.}[At-Tawbah: 30]
 
 
 
Then Allaah The Almighty replied to them in the same Ayah (verse) saying:
 
{That is their statement from their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved [before them]. May Allah destroy them; how are they deluded?} [At-Tawbah: 30]
 
 
 
Christians do not differentiate between Allaah The Almighty and humans:
 
This is what the Christians have said:
 
 Allaah The Almighty says:
 
{They have certainly disbelieved who say, "Allaah is the Messiah, the son of Mary".}[Al-Maa’idah: 72]
 
 
 
Refuting their claim:
 
 This is what Al-Maseeih (Jesus the Christ), peace be upon him, said:
 
Allaah The Almighty says:
 
{While the Messiah has said, "O Children of Israel, worship Allaah, my Lord and your Lord." Indeed, he who associates others with Allah - Allah has forbidden him Paradise, and his refuge is the Fire. And there are not for the wrongdoers any helpers.}[Al-Maa’idah: 72]
 
 
 
They said that Allaah The Almighty is the third of three:
 
 
 
This is what they have said:
 
 Allaah The Almighty says:
 
{They have certainly disbelieved who say, "Allah is the third of three."}[Al-Maa’idah: 73]
 
 
 
This is the reply of Allaah The Almighty on them:
 
 
 
Allaah The Almighty says:
 
{And there is no god except one God. And if they do not desist from what they are saying, there will surely afflict the disbelievers among them a painful punishment. So will they not repent to Allaah and seek His forgiveness? And Allaah is Forgiving and Merciful.}[Al-Maa’idah: 73-74]
 
 
 
They even claimed that Allaah feels tired:
 
 
 
This what they have said: Qataadah, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said: The Jews, may Allaah's curses descend on them, said that Allaah created the heavens and earth in six days and then rested on the seventh day, which was the Sabbath. This is why they call it a holiday.”[2]
 
 
 
This is the refutation of Allaah The Almighty for their claim:
 
Allaah The Almighty says:
 
{And We did certainly create the heavens and earth and what is between them in six days, and there touched Us no weariness.}[Qaaf: 38]       
 
 
 
Ibn Katheer, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said: “And there touched Us no weariness” indicating that no sleep, exhaustion or weariness affects Him.[3]
 
 
 
They believe that Allaah The Almighty sleeps:
 
 
 
The Christians believe that Allaah The Almighty sleeps once a year in the New Year occasion at the midnight (12 o'clock in the middle of the night). Therefore, they put off the lights and then do whatever they like of the forbidden deeds for they believe that Allaah will not see them during that time.
 
This is the refutation of Allaah The Almighty for their claim:
 
Allaah The Almighty says:
 
 
 
{Allah - there is no deity except Him, the Ever-Living, the Sustainer of [all] existence. Neither drowsiness overtakes Him nor sleep.}[Al-Baqarah: 255]
 
 
 
This is the refutation of the Messenger, peace and blessings be upon him, for their claim:
 
It was narrated that the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “Allaah does not sleep and it is not befitting that He should sleep.” [4]
 
 
 
Al-Jahmiyyah[5] (Jahmites) denied the Attributes of Allaah The Almighty.
 
This sect denied the Attributes of Allaah The Almighty. They claimed that Allaah The Almighty does not hear, see, speak, has no face, hands, eyes and that Allaah will not be seen on the Day of Resurrection, he is not in the heaven nor above His Throne, the Quran is the created speech of Allaah The Almighty. They also denied the explicit texts of the Noble Quran and honorable Sunnah. So Allaah The Almighty refuted their claims saying:
 
 
 
{The Most Merciful [who is] above the Throne established.}[Taa-Haa: 5]
 
And His saying:
 
{And Allaah spoke to Moses with [direct] speech.}[An-Nisaa’: 164]
 
And His saying:
 
{[Some] faces, that Day, will be radiant, looking at their Lord.}[Al-Qiyaamah: 22-23]
 
 
 
Ath-Thawri, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said: “Whoever claims that Quran is created is a Kaafir (disbeliever).”[6]
 
 
 
Muhammad ibn Yoosuf said: “Whoever claims that Allaah is not over His Throne is a Kaafir. And the one who thinks that Allaah did not speak to Moses is a Kaafir.[7]
 
 
 
Sa‘eed ibn ‘Aamir said: “The Jahmiyyah have a creed worse than that of the Jews and Christians. The Jews and Christians and all the people of Religions agreed that Allaah The Almighty is on the Throne, but they (Jahmiyyah and those who are like them) say: “There is nothing on the Throne.”[8]
 
 
 
By denying such attributes of Allaah The Almighty they have committed two gross sins:
 
 
 
First: By denying the attributes of Allaah The Almighty, they went against the truth and belied the explicit texts of the Noble Quran and authentic honorable Sunnah.
 
Second:When they denied the attributes of Allaah The Almighty, they worshiped a god which is non-existent or like an idol.
 
 
 
Al-Bukhaari, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said: Some scholars said: Al-Jahmiyyah are Al-Mushshabihah for they likened their lord to the deaf and dumb idol who does not hear, see, speak, or create.”[9]
 
 
 
Al-Jahmiyyah also said about Allaah The Almighty: “He also does not speak nor see Himself.”
 
Ibn Al-Mubaark said: “Every group of people knows what they really worship except Al-Jahmiyyah.”[11]
 
 
 
Al-Qaadiaaniyyah Al-Ahmadiyyah[12] is more disbelieving than the Jews and the Christians
 
 
 
Such sect is one of the evil deviant sects. All of its beliefs are false. Its founder is Ghulaam Ahmad Al-Qaadiaani has claimed to be a prophet and that he is the best of all prophets. He invented lies about Allaah The Almighty and claimed that it has been inspired to him[13] from Allaah The Almighty until Allaah The Almighty caused him to die from Cholera and the impurities came out of his mouth that used to utter impurities of misguidance and superstitions.
 
 
 
Just look at their wicked beliefs and how they invent lies about Allaah The Almighty in their sayings:
 
They believe that Allaah The Almighty wakes up, sleeps and observes fasting.
The liar who claimed to be a prophet Ghulaam Ahmad al-Qadiani said: “Allaah said to me: I pray, fast, wake up, and sleep.”[14]
 
 
 
They believe that Allaah The Almighty make mistakes and gets things right:
The liar said: Allaah said: I am with the messenger answer, make mistakes and gets things right.”[15]
 
 
 
The creed of the Al-Qaadiaaniyyah: Ghulaam Ahmad Al-Qaadiaani is the son of Allaah The Almighty; rather, he is Allaah Himself. So the liar said: “Allaah said to me: You are from our semen.”[16]
He also said: “Allaah spoke to me saying: O my son, listen to me.”[17]
 
 
 
He went even worse in lying and said: “The Lord said to me: you are from me and I am from you. So your appearance is my appearance.”[18]
 
 
 
Allaah The Almighty says: 
 
“Exalted is He and high above what they say by great sublimity.”[Al-Israa’: 43]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
[1]Tafseer Ibn Katheer (2/72)
 
[2] Tafseer Ibn Katheer (4/221).
 
[3] Ibid
 
[4] Reported by Muslim.
 
[5] Al-Jahmiyyah: This evil and wicked sect appeared in the beginning of the 2nd Hijri century by Al-Ja‘ad ibn Dirham. He is the first one who claimed that Quran is created. He denied it to be the speech of Allaah The Almighty which He speaks, and that Allaah spoke to Moosa (Moses). Also, he denied that Allaah has taken Ibraheem as an intimate friend. He spoke about the attributes of Allaah The Almighty and denied them and made a corrupted figurative interpretation for what he cannot deny.
 
Ibn Taymiyyah, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said: The first one I memorize about him that he said such saying in Islam i.e. that Allaah The Almighty is not on the Throne in real sense and that Istawa (rising over) means Istawla (conquer)  and the like is Al-Ja‘ad ibn Dirham. Then Al-Jahm ibn Safwaan followed his footsteps and spread the idea. so the sect of Al-Jahmiyyah was named after him.
 
As for Al-Ja‘ad ibn Dirham, he was killed by Khaalid ibn ‘Abdullaah Al-Qasri. He slaughtered him and made him a sacrifice on the first day of ‘Eed Al-Adha in 124 A.H.
 
As for Jahm ibn Safwaan, Salam ibn Ahwaz ordered killing him and it was said that a man stabbed him in his mouth and killed him.
 
[6] Khalq Af‘aal Al-‘Ibaad by Al-Bukhaari (6).
 
[7] Ibid (p. 13).
 
[8] Ibid (P. 7).
 
[9] (2) Khalq Af‘aal Al-‘Ibaad by Al-Bukhaari (20). 
 
 
[11] Ibid (p. 13).
 
[12] The sect of Al-Qaadiaaniyyah (that is known nowadays as Al-Ahmadiyyah) was founded in the 19th century in Qaadiaan in India. Its founder is Ghulaam Ahmad Al-Qaadiaani. He was an English agent. He used to drink alcohol, drugs, does magic and prohibited matters. He claimed to be a prophet and insulted and scorned the prophets and made himself better than them. Advocates of such sect concentrated in London and India. They began to spread in the Islamic and Arab countries. Allaah is sufficient for us, and what an excellent Trustee He is 
 
Such group has evident activities in the present time in spreading their misguidance through their website on internet and through their satellite channel that is broadcasted from London which appear under the name of Al-Ahmadiyyah Islamic Channel. They have university in Haifa that is embraced by Israel. Thus, warning people against them is a must.   
 
[13] He is truthful that he receives inspiration; but the one who inspires to him is the devil as Allaah The Almighty says: {And thus We have made for every prophet an enemy - devils from mankind and jinn, inspiring to one another decorative speech in delusion. } [Al-An‘aam: 112] and He The Almighty also says: {And indeed do the devils inspire their allies [among men] to dispute with you. And if you were to obey them, indeed, you would be associators [of others with Him].} [Al-An‘aam: 121]
 
[14] Al-Bishri (2/97) by the Ghulaam Al-Qaadiaani.
 
[15] Ibid (2/79).
 
[16] Anjaam Atam by  the Ghulaam (p.55).
 
[17] Al-Bishri (1/49) by the Ghulaam.
 
[18] Wahiyy Al-Muqadasi (650) by the Ghulaam, citing from the book called, Al-Jazaa’ min Jins Al-‘Amal by Professor sheykh, Sayyid Al-‘Ifaani. For more information about them, you may refer to (p. 291-307) of the first chapter of the mentioned book.

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