Destroying the Slander of Tajsim (Anthropomorphism) Against Ahl al-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah:
This is a 9 part article series well worth reading regarding an important topic called Tajseem (Anthropomorphism) and which frees Ahl al-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah from one of the greatest and gravest slanders made against them.
Excerpt from Part 1:
In all the various discussions that take place, in person, on blogs, forums and the likes, one of the greatest slanders made against Ahl al-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah by today’s Jahmiyyah [posing as Ash’arites and slandering the good name of Abu al-Hasan al-Ash’ari (rahimahullaah) by doing so] is that they – by implication – accuse the entirety of the Salaf, and likewise the forerunners of the early Ash’ariyyah, Ibn Kullaab, al-Muhaasibee, al-Qalaanisee, and likewise, the early Ash’ariyyah, al-Ash’ari himself, Ibn Mahdi al-Tabari, al-Baqillani, as being Mujassimah.
There will probably be voices of disgust and uproar at such a suggestion, but as we will demonstrate, this is indeed the case, as much as it tries to be hidden and shoved under the carpet. The reality is that most people who aspire to be “Ash’aris” are merely mental playthings for their academic leaders who are perpetrating a great swindle. This swindle should become clear as we progress through this series inshaa’Allaah, and we advise the aspiring “Ash’ari” to have a sense of shame and honour, and not let himself be intellectually and academically abused any more on account of his own ignorance.
Because this slander of Tajseem is grave, then it is important to aid one’s Muslim brother, be he the oppressed or the one oppressing, and so the intent is to aid those poor souls against their souls and save them from having to meet Allaah whilst having slandered a multitude of Sunnis (Atharis, Salafis, all synonymous terms) with the accusation of tajsim, based upon either a) pure taqlid of their guides (like Keller, Yusuf, Naruiji, Kawthari and others who conceal the truth, perhaps deliberately), or b) corrupted intellects through which they are deluded into thinking they understand their doctrinal school [most of them are deluded and actually grasp very little of the issues as is plainly evident from a survey of their polemics over years]. They don’t even grasp the sayings of those whom they ascribe to whether that be Abu Mansur al-Baghdadi (d. 429H), or Abu Bakr al-Bayhaqi (d. 458H), or even Imam al-Tahawi (d. 321H). So inshaa’Allaah, in this series of articles, we aim to lift that fog from their eyes and aid them against their oppressive souls.