Archives: Tawheed (Divine Unity)

The divine attributes are to be affirmed in a literal sense, not metaphorical

August 3, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Names and Attributes of Allaah.

I am a teacher of Arabic language, and based on my literary perceptivity and my study of metaphor, I think that some of the verses which speak of the divine attributes are more metaphorical than literal. For example, when Allah, may He be exalted, says (interpretation of the meaning), “The Hand of Allah is over • Read More »

There is no contradiction between the fact that Allah is more merciful to His slaves than a mother to her child and the fact that the disbeliever will abide in Hell for eternity

August 3, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Names and Attributes of Allaah.

How are we to understand the words of the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him), “Allah is more merciful than this woman to her child”? For the Muslim woman is merciful towards her son, even if he is a disbeliever, so will Allah show mercy to His disbelieving slave? Does the fact • Read More »

How can we reconcile between the name of Allah al-Aakhir (the Last) and the fact that the people of Paradise will be in Paradise forever and the people of Hell will be in Hell forever

August 3, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Names and Attributes of Allaah.

If we will live forever in Paradise, and there will be no death there, does that not contradict the fact that nothing is eternal except Allah? Praise be to Allah. Firstly: There is no doubt that when the people of Paradise enter Paradise, they will abide therein and enjoy its pleasures for ever and ever. • Read More »

Tribal laws and the call to revive them

August 3, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Tawheed (Divine Unity).

Some of them have published articles calling for the revival of tribal law, saying that this is a heritage which should not be lost and that they should be compiled and studied, that academic studies should be conducted on them comparing them to one another and to other laws. What is the ruling on that? • Read More »

The difference between du’aa’ for asking and du’aa’ for woership

August 3, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Tawheed (Divine Unity).

What is the difference between du’aa’ for asking and du’aa’ for worship?. Praise be to Allaah.We use the word du’aa’ (invocation) to refer to two things: 1- Du’aa’ for asking, which means seeking that which will benefit, or asking to ward off that which will cause harm, by asking Allaah for that which will benefit • Read More »

Dividing Tawheed into categories

August 3, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Tawheed (Divine Unity).

I hear from some knowledgable brothers concerning Tawheed and its categories that Shaykh ul Islaam Taqi`ud deen Ibn Taymiyyaah (Rahimahullaah) held 2 catergories of Tawheed (ie; Tawheed Ar-Ruboobiyyaah and Tawheed Al Asmaa Was Sifaat) How true are these statements? Did Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Ibraheem (rahimahullaah) hold 4 catergories? and finally does Shaykh Saleeh Al Fawzaan • Read More »

Reconciling between the hadeeth which says that whoever says Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah will enter Paradise and the idea that the mushrikeen will abide in Hell forever

August 3, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Tawheed (Divine Unity).

How can we reconcile between the words of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), “There is no slave who says Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah then dies believing in that but he will enter Paradise,” and the idea that the mushrikeen and hypocrites will abide in Hell forever even though they said Laa • Read More »

Is Al-Rasheed one of the Names of Allaah?

June 22, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Names and Attributes of Allaah.

I have come across information conncerning the authenticity of Ar-Rasheed as one of the names of Allaah. However, I am unsure if this is more correct than information I have been given from Ash-Shawkaani’s book “tuhfatu-dh dhaakireen”. Could you please clarify this for me.   Praise be to Allaah. Al-Rasheed is not one of the • Read More »