From: MSN NicknameUmm_Amatillaah (Original Message) Sent: 4/23/2007 6:42 PM
Question : Is it said about Allah that He is a thing ( Shay')?
Answer: Yes, it is said about Allah that He is a thing (Shay').
Allah the Exalted says :
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Qul ay-yu shay’in akbaru shahaadah qulil-laah shahiydum bayniy wa baynakum
" Say,"What thing is the most great in witness?" Say: "Allâh (the Most Great!) is Witness between me and you;..."
Moosa ibn Ismaa'eel told us that Hammaam told us upon the authority of Yahyaa from Aboo Sufyaan that 'Urwah ibn Az-Zubayr told him upon the authority of his mother 'Asmaa that she heard the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhe was salaam say:
" There is nothing more jealous than Allah."
Al-Bukhaaree raheimahullah said concerning the statement of Allah , " Say What thing is the greatest in testimony?' Say Allah." Allah referred to Himself as " A thing " and the Prophet sallallahu alayhe was salaam referred to the Qur'aan as " a thing " while it ( the Qur'aan ) is an attribute from the attributes of Allah.
'Abdullah ibn Yoosuf told us that Maalik informed us upon the authority of Aboo Haazim from Sahl ibn Sa'd who said that the Prophet sallallahu alayhe was salaam said to a man :
" Do you possess something from the Qur'aan?"
He said, " Yes, Soorah such and such," in reference to Soorahs that he cited.
Aboo Nu'aym told us that Sufyaan told us upon the authority of 'Abdul Maalik ibn Umayr, from Aboo Salamah from ABoo Hurayrah who said that the Prophet sallallahu alayhe was salaam said:
" The most truthful speech spoken by a poet was the words of Labeed, Is not that everything will perish except Allah, 'And Umayyah ibn ABee as-Salt almost became a Muslim."
Umm Abdillah al-Waadi'iyyah
'Naseehatee lin Nisaa'
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