Lesson 16 Upload – Taqreeb at-Tadmuriyyah

Some of the matters or points covered:

  • A more detailed look at the Jahmiyyah including their position regarding the names and attributes of Allāh, and the response to this (with five out of the seven points of refutation mentioned in this lesson).

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Lesson 15 Upload – Taqreeb at-Tadmuriyyah

Some of the matters or points covered:

  • Summary of previous lesson (which isn’t available due to a recording problem).
  • A more detailed look at the Mu’tazilah including their position regarding the names and attributes of Allāh, and nine responses to this.

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Lesson 13 Upload – Taqreeb at-Tadmuriyyah

Some of the matters or points covered:

  • The statement of Yahyā bin ‘Ammār regarding the Mu’tazilites and Ash’arites.
  • Quote from the book regarding the Mu’atillah, the people who denied what Allah named Himself with and described Himself with (attributes), doing so either fully (like Jahmiyyah) or partially (like Mu’tazilah, Ash’ariyyah and Māturīdiyyah).
  • A more detailed look at the Ash’arīs and Māturīdis – the 7/8 attributes they affirm, upon what basis and how they affirm these attributes (the basic process, step-by-step sequence).
  • The three stages in the life of Abul-Hasan Al-Ash’arī.
  • Response to the Ash’arīs and Māturīdis regarding their position of returning back to the aql (intellect) and making it the foundation or criterion for affirming or negating the attributes of Allāh.

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Lesson 12 Upload – Taqreeb at-Tadmuriyyah

Some of the matters or points covered:

  • Basic principle regarding how we speak about Allah (subhānahu wa ta’āla).
  • A look at four groups:

    1) Philosophers
    2) Jahmiyyah
    3) Mu’tazilah
    4) Ash’ariyyah/Māturidīyyah

    their statements, arguments they use and positions they hold.

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The handout mentioned in the lesson can be found here: https://islamtees.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/taqreeb-tadmuriyyah-four-factions.pdf

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Lesson 11 Upload – Taqreeb at-Tadmuriyyah

Some of the matters or points covered:

  • Negative theology.
  • Aristotle’s “Ten Categories”.
  • The deviation of the people of Kalām.

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The handout mentioned in the lesson can be found here: https://islamtees.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/taqreeb-tadmuriyyah-kalam-theology.pdf

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Lesson 10 Upload – Taqreeb at-Tadmuriyyah

Some of the matters or points covered:

  • A look at the basic argument of the Mumathilah and how to answer their misconception and deviation.
  • Description of the Mu’attilah and their division into a further 4/5 groups.

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Note: just after the 31 minute mark there’s a slip of the tongue regarding the ending of verse [42:11].

The handout mentioned in the lesson can be found here: https://islamtees.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Taqreeb-Tadmuriyyah-Deviation-in-Allahs-Names-and-Attributes.pdf

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Lesson 9 Upload – Taqreeb at-Tadmuriyyah

Some of the matters or points covered:

  • Those who deviated in the issue of Allāh’s names and attributes are of two types: 1) Mumathilah and 2) Mu’attilah
  • How both groups exaggerated in one aspect and fell short in another aspect.
  • The shubhah (doubt) of the Mumathilah and how this is false and rejected by way of: 1) revelation 2) reason and 3) observation.

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Lesson 8 Upload – Taqreeb at-Tadmuriyyah

Some of the matters or points covered:

  • Further elaboration on the principle: ‘Just because there’s similarity in the name/label, doesn’t mean that there is similarity in the reality’ with evidences provided from 1) Revelation 2) Reason and 3) Sensory perception/observation.
  • A summary of how we speak about Allāh (which covers previous lessons), seven points mentioned.

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Lesson 7 Upload – Taqreeb at-Tadmuriyyah

Some of the matters or points covered:

  • 1) Examples of tafseel (specific mention of names and attributes) to show that this is indeed what the Qur’an has come with and this is how we speak about Allaah (Subhaanahu wa Ta’aala).
  • 2) Negation – when make negation from Allaah there’s no such thing as a pure negation in and of itself without it implying and indicating the opposite of it which is perfection.
  • 3) Just because there’s similarity in the name/label, doesn’t mean that there is similarity in the reality i.e. just because two things have the same name, does not mean that the realities are the same. This is one of the most important principles to understand.

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Lesson 6 Upload – Taqreeb at-Tadmuriyyah

Some of the matters or points covered:

  • Expanding on the principles regarding affirmation and negation of Allah’s attributes.
  • What Allah affirms for Himself are all attributes of perfection with no deficiencies unlike the creation whose attributes contain deficiencies.
  • All of the attributes which are negated for Allaah are attributes of deficiencies and imperfection. By negating, the perfect opposite is affirmed.
  • In the Qur’an overwhelmingly affirmation is specific but negation is general. Some example ayaat provided. However, there can be exceptions to this (i.e. affirmation in a general sense and negation in a specific sense) when the need arises.

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Lesson 5 Upload – Taqreeb at-Tadmuriyyah

Some of the matters or points covered:

  • Two important foundational principles that form a sound methodology based upon knowledge, wisdom and uprightness.
  • The evidences (textual and by way of reason) supporting this methodology.
  • The meaning of tahreef, ta’teel, takyeef and tamtheel.

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Lesson 4 Upload – Taqreeb at-Tadmuriyyah

  • Continued going through the main text, dealing in particular with the issue of talab (making a request) and the difference between it and khabr (imparting information).

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