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What do the words hulool (incarnation) and ittihaad (union with the divine) mean?

July 3, 2017 | By sarwarkawser | No Comments | Filed in: Belief in Allaah.

When I read books about belief (‘aqeedah), I often come across refutations of those who believe in ittihaad (union with the divine), refutations of those who believe in wahdat al-wujood (“unity of being”), and so on. What is meant by hulool (incarnation) and ittihaad (union with the divine)?   Praise be to Allah. Hulool (incarnation) • Read More »

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Is it permissible for the imam to say the basmalah (i.e., the phrase “Bismillah ir-Rahmaan ir-Raheem) out loud so as to soften the hearts of the worshippers?

July 3, 2017 | By sarwarkawser | No Comments | Filed in: Belief in Allaah.

Recently I was appointed as an imam in a mosque, temporarily, and I started to lead the people in prayer. According to the best of my knowledge, there are two opinions regarding the matter of saying the basmalah (i.e., the phrase “Bismillah ir-Rahmaan ir-Raheem (In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful)”) • Read More »

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He denies that Allah rose above His Throne and he is asking: where was Allah before He created the heavens and before He created the Throne?

July 2, 2017 | By sarwarkawser | No Comments | Filed in: Belief in Allaah.

There is someone who denies that Allah is above His creation and rose above His Throne, may He be glorified and exalted, and he always asks: where was Allah before He created the heavens, and before He created directions, and before He created the Throne?   Praise be to Allah. Firstly: In the answer to • Read More »

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