Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Ta’luq of Sama’ and Basor (RT 30/11/08)

Risalah Tauhid 30th Nov 2008

Both Sama’ (Hearing) and Basor (Vision) are applicable only to existent subjects. Those that could exist/ take place but never did, would not be within ta’luq of Sama’ nor Basor since ta’luq of ‘ilm (knowledge) had already precluded them.

Example: God’s Sama’ and Basor never applies to supposition of Abu Lahab becoming a person of faith (mu’min). God indeed could have turned Abu Lahab’s heart to Islam, but His ‘ilm already precluded this possibility.

The two sifats has no ta’luq over ‘impossible’ subjects either because the impossible are not real. Ta’luq for Sama’ and Basor is defined in three phases:
  • God hears and sees in eternity on any possible subject even before it is created.
  • God hears and sees in eternity of Himself and his own sifats.
  • God hears and sees possible subject after it came into existence.

Said Ustaz Zakaria:
  • God’s being in itself is a ‘must’. Its existence is undeniable.
  • God already hears an infant crying before it is even born.
  • Tanjizi Qadim – phase of ta’luq applicable to the ‘must’.
  • If you learn tasawwuf, have sincere intention that you doing it to cleanse your heart or to correct your faith. NEVER learn tasawwuf as means to ‘telescope’ wrongdoings of those around you.
  • The correct aim in life is to be faithful to Allah and to ponder about Him. Nowadays we live to feed our stomach and to get rich. That is why life has become difficult.
  • Modern education (even in higher Islamic institutions) do not teach us about God and how to know Him. This kind of education gives no benefit.
  • At home, take a second look at things in the kitab you just learned. Sometimes God does not dispense immediate guidance (hidayah) while sitting in front of your shaykh.
  • The mu’tazilah – by definition – are those who break away from teaching halaqahs. They formulate own opinion, they do not follow established position of ulama.

Wallahu a'lam

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