• Allah • is • above • His • throne •

al-Imaam Al-Awzaa’i – may Allaah have mercy on him – said:

We used to say – while the Taabi’oon were abundant – that Allaah is above his Throne, and we believe in what is present in the Sunnah about His attributes.”

Al-Baihaqi, Al-Asmaa’ was-Sifaat and Adh-Dhahabi, Siyar A’laam Al-Nubalaa’ in his biography of Al-Awzaa’i.

In Majmoo’ Al-Fataawaa, Shaykh Al-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah says that this narration is reported by Al-Baihaqi in Al-Asmaa’ was-Sifaat with a saheeh chain of narration.

He then states, “Al-Awzaa’i here cited – and he is one of the four great imaams of the period of the Taabi’ At-Taabi’een (Maalik, imaam of the people of Al-Hijaaz; Al-Awzaa’i, imaam of the people of Shaam; Al-Layth, imaam of the people of Egypt and Ath-Thawri, imaam of the people of ‘Iraaq) – Al-Awzaa’i here cited that belief in Allaah being above the Throne and in His other revealed attributes was well known and widespread in the period of the Taabi’een. He said this following the emergence of the creed of Jahm, who denied that Allaah is above His Throne and negated His attributes, so that people would know that the creed of the Salaf was contrary to this.”


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