Is There A جسم(Body)For Allaah?

Is There A جسم (Body) For Allaah?

Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih Al-Uthaymeenرحمه الله said:
"If it's said to us: 'Does Allaah have a body?' The response should be: "We don't say that that He has a body". This is a statement other us saying:

"That there isn't a جسم for Allaah."

When we say: "There isn't a جسم for Allaah", we negate that He Allaah has a jism. As for if we say: "We don't say that He has a jism", then indeed we negate the saying with that He has a jism."

(1)The difference between the two negations are:
The first:"There isn't a Jism for Allaah."Saying that He has no Jism rules with negating the corporeal (form) for Allaah, and the knowledge of this isn't with us.

The second: "We don't say that He has a Jism." We negate speaking with that, for  indeed we don't know that. We don't affirm nor negate the Jism. Allaah didn't negate it from Himself nor did affirm it..Therefore, we stop where the text stop. If it is intended with Jism a thing (made) of composite parts as the bodies of the creation; therefore this is false!

Source: كتاب الاجابات العلميةة على الاشكالات العقدية 1/380
Translator: ابو عبد الهادي خليل ديفيس Abu AbdilHaadee Khaleel Davis

(1) This shows the detailed fiqh(understanding) of the shaykh in issues of creed.

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