G – Silence Regarding Words Not Affirmed or Negated

Examples include words such as direction (jiha) and body (jism).

 

We stick to the texts of the Quran and Sunnah and do not speak without knowledge.

 

And do not pursue that of which you have no knowledge. Indeed, the hearing, the sight and the heart – about all those [one] will be questioned. [17:36]

 

People of kalam immediately begin talking about things like jiha in relation to things like istiwa, so they ignore the texts and make up their own words.

 

If a word is not found in the Quran or Sunnah, it is examined, and if the meaning is incorrect, it is rejected. If the meaning can be good or bad, we do not use it. And if the meaning is correct, then it is accepted but only as a khabr [description].

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Posted on October 28, 2013, in Aqeedah 102, II - Rules Regarding Allah’s Names and Attributes and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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