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The Meaning of the Angels “Ascent” to Allah

Answered by Sidi Salman Younas Question: How do you interpret Qur’anic verses that mention angels “ascending” to their Lord in light of our belief that no direction contains Allah? What about `Isa being raised “to” his Lord? Answer: assalamu `alaykum I pray you are well. All scriptural texts that lend themselves to striking similitude between […]

The Ash`aris & Maturidis: Standards of Mainstream Sunni Beliefs

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Is it true that the Hanbalis were very anti-Ash`ari? I have heard from some people that the beliefs of the Salaf were the beliefs of the “Atharis” and not the Ash`ari/Maturidis and things like interpreting the attributes is not valid. Can you please clarify? Answer: In the Name of […]