ﺑﺴﻢ ﷲ ﺍﻟﺮﺣﻤﺎﻥ ﺍﻟﺮﻣﻴﻦ و ﺻﻼﺓ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ ﻋﻠﻲ ﺳﻴﺪﻧﺎ ﻣﺤﻤﺪ و ﻋﻠﻲ ﺁﻟﻪ و ﺫﺭﻳﺔﻩ و ﻣﻦ ﺗﺒﻌﻪ ﺍﻟﻲ ﻳﻮﻡ ﺍﻟﺪﻳﻦ و ﺑﻌﺪ
Muslims are well aware of the saying of the prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, beware of innovation, every innovation is a, and every misguidance is in the hellfire, as it is the said every in the beginning of every Jumah prayer, or Friday congregational prayer.
However, in my humble opinion, the biggest innovation in Islam of is the concept that Allah is encompassed by the six directions, that استوي means Rose of of the throne, that when Allah describes himself in in the Qur’an as having يد (hand) we are to accept the meaning as الحقيقي meaning a physical hand
This was never even mentioned in any hadith anywhere. Many of those people who label themselves as being ‘Salafi’ hold these beliefs when they were not the believes of the first three generations of Muslims or the Salaf. I have even heard a Shaykh Muhammad bin Yayha An-Ninowy
report that once a man came to Umar Ibn-Al-Khattab, who was a close companion of Allah’s Emissary Muhammad Salllahu ‘alayhi wa ‘a yla aalhi wa sallam, (peace and salat of Allah be upon him and his family) was asked as to what the exact meaning of استوي is. Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, began to strike the man in the head until the inquirer apologized and said he understands.
This is the one aspect of the beauty of the Qur’an beauty of the Qur’an. The depth of it”s meaning and the fact that there are some verses that we have to leave the reality of them to how Allah ment.
And We have certainly revealed to you verses [which are] clear proofs, and no one would deny them except the defiantly disobedient.
Surat ‘Āli `Imrān (Family of Imran) – سورة آل عمران
It is He who has sent down to you, [O Muhammad], the Book; in it are verses [that are] precise – they are the foundation of the Book – and others unspecific. As for those in whose hearts is deviation [from truth], they will follow that of it which is unspecific, seeking discord and seeking an interpretation [suitable to them]. And no one knows its [true] interpretation except Allah . But those firm in knowledge say, “We believe in it. All [of it] is from our Lord.” And no one will be reminded except those of understanding.
With these Ayaat or verses ( as I have stated elsewhere I prefer the word Ayat as it means “proof, sign, or a token. In the context of the Qur’an, every single ayat is a proof :
- Of the existence of Allah, or the one true incomprehensible GOD
- The proof the authenticity of the Qur’an
- And the proof of Muhammad ﺻﻼﺓ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ ﻋﻠﻪ as the Final Emissary of the creator All what exists
Yet and still we have a sect in Islam, the Salafi who, although they have their good points, such as demanding more rigorous authentication of Ahadith or sayings of Muhammad ﺻﻼﺓ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ ﻋﻠﻪ as the Final Emissary of the creator All what exists, still are in a blatant violation of the above Ayaat. And in Islam the Book of Allah has more weight then the words of Muhammad ﺻﻼﺓ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ ﻋﻠﻪ as the Final Emissary of the creator All what exists.