A Kalami Critique of Istiqlaali Creed: Analyzing the Fallacies, Incoherence and the Ambiguous God Problem (AGP) in Dr. Qadhi’s Theology.

Brother Muhammad wrote another fantastic piece mashaallah

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The argument

Many of you might have heard this argument that if we consider xyz (other than Allah) to be hearing at every place, knowing every matter, controlling every single atom in the universe, and even creating the heavens and the earth, all of that will not be considered Shirk, so long as the belief is that the xyz entity is dependent upon Allah.

A very simplistic version of this argument can be formulated as follows:

1. Allah has knowledge and power.

2. We also have some knowledge and power.

3. Prophets or Angels of have much greater degrees of knowledge and power than us.

4. Therefore, the quantity or degrees of knowledge or power cannot be the differentiation criteria between how Allah’s knowledge or power is understood.

5. The differentiating criteria between divine knowledge/divine power and the knowledge or power of created beings must then be independence.

6. Therefore…

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Did all pagan deities of pre-Islamic Arabia have creation powers ? Evaluating Yasir Qadhi’s unprecedented understanding of Paganism.

A great article on the issue of istiqlal.

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This is a series of posts analyzing various aspects of Salafism vs Istiqlaalism debate from Deobandi perspective. On this particular issue, the critique is directed against Shaykh Yāsir Qāḍi (YQ), who is considered an advocate of Istiqlaal doctrine alongside others like Shaykh Ḥātim Al-ʿAwnī, and some students of knowledge. Even though, to add this disclaimer, YQ’s understanding on all issues may not corroborate with the stance of others in that camp.

So lets quote the position of Yāsir Qāḍi from his library chat:14 (https://youtu.be/dRtYCJ7bE5I), time stamped around 1:13:00 , where he says the following

Allah is saying that Quresh understand that there is one God of gods—the Supreme God, now whats the next verse. [Quotes 23(Al-Mu’minoon):91], this is paganism, the quintessential reality of paganism. Every Ilaah has the power to create according to the Quresh. Every Ilaah would be in control of a dominion and doing things in his…

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How Do Differences in the Qiraa’aat Affect the Tafsir?


The following Q&A took place with sheikh ‘Abdullah al-‘Awaaji, former professor of Tafsir at the Islamic University of al-Madinah, on Twitter on February 10th, 2020:

هل اختلاف اللفظ في القراءات يغير تفسير الكلمة في القرآن الكريم

Question: Does a difference in wording among the qiraa’aat change the explanation of that word in the Qur’an?

الاختلاف في القراءات بالنسبة للمعنى نوعان١-ما لا أثر له في التفسير، الاختلاف في وجوه الأداء،كالتسهيل والإمالة والمدود.٢-ما له أثر في التفسير،وأثره نوعان: ـ

Answer: There are two types of differences among the qiraa’aat when it comes to the meaning of a word:

1) Differences which do not have any effect on the explanation of the word. These are differences in the way that a word in articulated, such as lightening, imalah, and the mudood.

2) Differences which do have an effect on the explanation. These effects can be furthered divided into two categories:

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Scattered Thoughts on Fitrah

One of the notions that separate Islam from other Abrahamic faith is the notion of Fitrah. A very robust appeal to fitrah is given in Islam and it has been seen as the hallmark in Islam especially in the Salafi/Athari theology following the works of Shaikh al Islam ibn Taymiyyah where he systematically dismantles the... Continue Reading →

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