Book Release: The Refutation of him who attributes direction to Allah


THE REFUTATION OF HIM [IBN TAYMIYYA] WHO ATTRIBUTES DIRECTION TO ALLAH

 

Author: Ibn Jahbal Al Kilabi

Intoroduction by: Shaykh Wahbī Sulaymān Ghāwjī

Forward by: Shaykh Muhammad Afifi Al-Akiti

Translated by: Shaykh Gibril Fouad Haddad

 

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Forward by Shaykh Muhammad Afifi Al-Akiti

 

Like the Judaic and Christian theological traditions, the Islamic one also, – arguably with less crassness – faced the problems of scriptural literalism that result in an anthropomorphic theology. As the early (salaf) Muslim community became more sophisticated and began to lead the world in scientific progress – and especially from the time of Islam’s Doctor Angelicus, al-Ghazālī (d. 505/1111) – Muslim theologians came to embrace and institutionalize the case for ta’wīl. This was Islām’s systematic solution of the problem, through a canon of figurative interpretation of scripture as a necessary tool of hermeneutics. Continue reading Book Release: The Refutation of him who attributes direction to Allah