Imam Ad-Dārimee (d. 280H): Whoever contends the fact that Allāh will be seen with the eyes is a Jahmee: Quotes from: Ahmad Ibn Hanbal (d. 241H), Wakee’ & Bukhāree

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Abu Sa‛eed Uthmān Ibn Sa‛eed ad-Dārimee (d. 280H) said: ‛Alee Ibn Khashram [1] wrote to me and said:

“Whoever contends with the hadeeth of ar-Ru’yah (seeing Allāh with one’s eyes on the Day of Judgement) then he has made it apparent that he is a Jahmee.” [2]

[1] He is ‛Alee Ibn Khashram Ibn Abdur-Rahmān Al-Marwazee, Abul-Hasan – he was the son of the sister of Bishr al-Hāfee (rahimahullāh).

[2] Abdullāh Ibn Imām Ahmad reported in Kitābus-Sunnah (v. 1/no. 444) from the route of Abdullāh Ibn ‛Umar Mashkadānee, who said: I heard Husain Ibn ‛Alee Al-Ju’fee and he narrated the hadeeth of the Ru’yah (seeing Allāh on the Day of Resurrection) – and said: “May the noses of Jahm and Bishr be rubbed in the dirt with humiliation.” Its isnād (chain of narration) is hasan (good).

Abdullāh Ibn Ahmad also reported (1/445) from the route of Ishāq Ibn Bahlool al-Anbāree, who said: I heard Wakee’ saying: “Whoever repudiates the hadeeth of Ismā’eel Ibn Abī Khālid from Qais from Jareer (radiyallāhu ‛anhu) from the Prophet (salallāhu ‛alaihi wassallam) regarding the Ru’yah of Allāh, then consider him to be from the Jahmiyyah. And the Murj’iah say: “Affirmation of what came from Allāh is separate from actions.” And the Jahmiyyah said: “Knowledge in the heart regarding what came from Allāh is separate from both speech and action.” And this is kufr.” Its isnād is hasan.

As for Wakee’ (d. 197H aged 66, rahimahullāh): Yahya Ibn Ma‛een said: “Wakee’ in his era was like Awzā’ee in his era.” Imām Ahmad said: “I never saw anyone more comprehending of knowledge nor one who had memorised more than Wakee’.” (See Siyar A’lām an-Nubalā, vol. 9/141)

He also reported (1/446) from the route of Ahmad Ibn Ibrāhīm ad-Dawqaree who said: I heard Yazeed Ibn Hāroon when he had finished narrating the hadeeth of Ismā‛eel from Qais from Jareer from the Prophet (ﷺ): “You shall see your Lord just as you see the moon…” So when he’d finished from narrating it, Yazeed said: “Whoever denies this hadeeth has disassociated himself from Allāh and from Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ).” Its isnād is saheeh.

Abu Hafs ‛Umar Ibn Ahmad Ibn Hishām Ibn Shāheen reported in Madhāhib Ahlus-Sunnah (no. 22) from the route of Al-Fadl Ibn Ziyād who said: I heard Abu Abdullāh Ahmad Ibn Hanbal (d. 241H) when it was said to him: “Do you speak with affirmation of the seeing of Allāh (ar-Ru’yah)?” He responded: “Whoever does not speak with affirmation of the Ru’yah is a Jahmee.”

Naqd ‘Uthmān Ibn Sa’eed ‘alal-Mareesee al-Jahmee al-‘Aneed, (p. 136, no. 28), Imām Abu Sa’eed Ad-Dārimee.

Bukharee (d. 256H) brings a chapter heading in his Saheeh in the Book of Tawheed:

بَابُ قَوْلِ اللَّهِ تَعَالَى: وُجُوهٌ يَوْمَئِذٍ نَاضِرَةٌ إِلَى رَبِّهَا نَاظِرَةٌ

Chapter: The saying of Allāh, the Most High, “Some faces that Day shall be radiant, looking at their Lord.”

حَدَّثَنَا عَمْرُو بْنُ عَوْنٍ، حَدَّثَنَا خَالِدٌ، وَهُشَيْمٌ، عَنْ إِسْمَاعِيلَ، عَنْ قَيْسٍ، عَنْ جَرِيرٍ، قَالَ كُنَّا جُلُوسًا عِنْدَ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم إِذْ نَظَرَ إِلَى الْقَمَرِ لَيْلَةَ الْبَدْرِ قَالَ ‏ “‏ إِنَّكُمْ سَتَرَوْنَ رَبَّكُمْ كَمَا تَرَوْنَ هَذَا الْقَمَرَ لاَ تُضَامُّونَ فِي رُؤْيَتِهِ، فَإِنِ اسْتَطَعْتُمْ أَنْ لاَ تُغْلَبُوا عَلَى صَلاَةٍ قَبْلَ طُلُوعِ الشَّمْسِ وَصَلاَةٍ قَبْلَ غُرُوبِ الشَّمْسِ، فَافْعَلُوا

Al-Bukhāree said: ‛Amr Ibn ‛Awn narrated to us, that Khalid and Hushaym narrated to us from Ismā‛eel from Qais from Jareer who said:

We were sitting with the Prophet (ﷺ) when he looked up towards the moon on a night when it was full, and he said: “Indeed you shall see your Lord just as you see this moon, and you shall have no difficulty in seeing Him. So if you are able to avoid missing Fajr prayer before the sun rises, and avoid missing ‛Asr prayer before the sun sets, then do so.”

(Bukharee, no. 7434 and Muslim, no. 633)


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