Wednesday, 19 September 2007

Audio Review: Where is Allah? by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari

Title: Where is Allah?
Speaker: Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari
Language: English
Producer: Al-Qurtuba Productions

"The question that should never be asked. Unfortunately, Some Muslims make this issue a matter of great debate and dispute. In this lecture, the speaker talks about unity, shedding light on its importance from the Qur’an and Sunna. Thereafter, he discusses the importance of learning the science of Aqida and talks about the correct belief one should possess regarding the attributes of Allah Most High. He explains the approach of traditional Islamic scholars to this important issue of Islamic Creed."

This is the first talk I have heard by this scholar and I was highly impressed. In this talk Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari tackles a potentially divisive topic in a very mellow disciplined manner. The talk is well worth the listen and will leave you with a strong desire to learn more about the "mainsteam traditional Islamic" understanding of God.

4 comments:

This Soul said...

"mainsteam traditional Islamic" [sic]? Does that even exist in today's world anymore?

How does the Mufti tackle the debate of the throne of Allah SWT?

twp said...

> "mainsteam traditional Islamic" [sic]? Does that even exist in today's world anymore?

Hence my use of quotation marks.

> How does the Mufti tackle the debate of the throne of Allah SWT?

What debate? ;)

Anonymous said...

When the Mufti (and other deobandis) define "where" when answering this question, they refer to time and space (i.e. the universes). They then say that Allah doesn't have a "where", as in doesn#t have an existance in the universes.

However, when we (salafis) define "where" when answering this question, we define it as an abstract concept.

Therefore, when we say that Allah has a "where", we are referring to an abstract place, not a place that is created. For a refutation to Mufti Muhammad Ibn Adam, watch:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nrq95V_CGE

For evidences that Allah is above the throne:

http://www.ahlalhdeeth.com/vbe/showpost.php?p=92775&postcount=1

http://www.abovethethrone.com

adil said...

Thanks for the comment and links. Checked them out. Indeed God is where God is where God says God is :)> Truth be told, don't understand your use of the word "abstract", i.e. your saying: God is above the throne, abstractly. That's confusing. Please explain.