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Tafweed and the Salafi Aqeedah – Shaykh Abdur Razaq al-Afeefi رحمه الله

Q: Some people attach the doctrine of ‘Tafweed‘ to the Salaf, so what is your response?

A: Tafweed is not from the belief of the Salaf and whoever attributes it to them has erred, because Tafweed in the view of the Salaf is only regarding the Kayfiyyah (the ‘How‘ of Allah’s Names and Attributes). The Kayfiyyah is unknown. What is the Ascension (of Allah, i.e. Al-Istiwwa)? It is unknown, therefore, discussing how Allah will be seen (in the Hereafter, and discussing the ‘how’ of any of His qualities) is a mistake.

Source: Fataawa wa Risaa’il of Shaykh Abdur Razaq al-Afeefi, p. 158

Translation: Abu Mohamed Abdul Kareem ibn Hagedorn

Click this link to read more about Tafweed as explained by Shaykh Saaleh al Fawzaan: http://asma-wa-sifaat.com/2012/01/07/tafweed-of-kayfiyyah-of-allaahs-attributes/

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