Assalam o Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah,
General Muslims are confused and helpless........
Where is Allah Salafi-Sunni unfortunate controversy of .Istawa Alal Arsh meaning and explanation
So Many unfortunate clamaties /mishappening for a Muslims Emaan and Deen are coming everyday from inside and outside .
One day I was shocked that on Facebook one muslim started debate Where is Allah?????????????
and people of different capabilities were responding and Discussing........
Surprisingly each was presenting himself/herself as Follower of Quran and Sunnah and Salafussalehin.................
The Problem of Ummat is that in the era of internet the groupism has made the thing worse.Everyone is becoming /Considering himself as expert specialy on controversial topics.
(Asking this question itself is a bidah. But as it has come groups are discussing it so it was considered important to present the Quran and Sunnah Perspective.May Allah Pardon us and Help the Ummah from Fitnas and the biggest fitnah of Dajjal).
What is the way of Sahaba Karam and Salfus Saliheen on this issue.
[42:11]...Nothing is like Him (SWT). And He is the All-Hearing, the All-Seeing.
And He says in Surah al-Ikhlas:
"And there is none like unto Him." (112: 4).
These Ayats of Quran clearly say that Allah is not like any of its creation.So any literal quality of creation should not be simulated or attributed.
Then so called Controversy is What should be the Explanation of Ayah (Sura Al-A’raf, Verse 54) “He (Allah Most High) then firmly established (istawa) Himself over the Throne” (Qur’an 7:54)
Position of Sahaba and Salafussalehin
Sahaba did not considered this important
so they didnot ask any further explanation of this Ayah from Prophet.There is no Hadith regarding it.
Sahab asked even minor detail,If it would have been the important aspect of Aqeedah/belief surely Sahaba would have asked.
If they have not asked and explanation is not in hadith that means it is not important rather not permissible to discuss it.
Imam Malik Rashmatullah Alaih
has said questioning it is a Bidah.
One person came to Imam Malik (R.A) and asked What is the EXPLANATION of Istawa Alal Arsh He replied ;
Istawa is definite and kaifiat (detail) is not known.
After that he asked the questioner to be chased away from his majlis/meeting and said he is spreading Fitnah. And questioning it is a Bidah.
Imam ash-Shafaee has said:
"I believe in what Allah revealed according to the meaning that Allah willed, and in what the Messenger of Allah conveyed according to the meaning that the Messenger of Allah willed."In other words, the proper befitting meanings are not according to the sensuous and physical meanings that delusions would lead to--such as places, shapes, limbs, movements, sitting, or any other meanings which are not permissible to be attributed to Allah.
it is safer to adopt silence in agreement with the
methodology of the salaf (pious predecessors) and Just say that as said by Great Muhaddith and Faqeeh Imam Shafaee R.A.
"I believe in what Allah revealed according to the meaning that Allah willed, and in what the Messenger of Allah conveyed according to the meaning that the Messenger of Allah willed."
If Someone Compell you to discuss then what should be Your Response. The best Answer is to be Silent.
If speaking becomes Imminent to douse the Fire Below are some Points that May Help you.
Shaykh Mufti Muhammad Ibn Adam (HA)