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Does God Have a Gender? Are Ash’aris and Maturidis Disbelievers?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: 1. Am I correct that our understanding of God in islam is that He has no biological sex? 2. From my understanding, once Islam started spreading to different lands, different scholars codified Islamic beliefs in order to call non-muslims to Islam. Therefore, different schools of theology emerged. Are any […]

Do We Worship Allah Due to His Essence Alone, or Due to His Command?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Kahn Question: Do we worship Allah because it is His right over us, because of His essence alone? Or because He has commanded us to do so? Answer: Assalamu alaikum warahmatullah, I pray this finds you in the best of health states. The two perspectives are not necessarily mutually exclusive. […]

Sunni Orthodoxy: When Was It Established and Systematized?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: Is it true that “Sunni orthodoxy” was established in the third Islamic century? I have read this in many books authored by non-Muslims. My understanding is that orthodoxy was known from the first century, but systematized as a science in the third century. Is this understanding correct?   […]

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 […]