ASHARI, Ali b. Ismail


ASHARI, Ali b. Ismail
(873-935 A.D.)
   a follower of AHMAD ibn HANBAL he taught that the QUR'N is God's speech and therefore shares the eternal ATTRIBUTES OF GOD, that GOOD and EVIL were both created by God and even MUSLIM'S who have sinned may be tortured in HELL before eventually entering HEAVEN. Finally he taught that although the QUR'N refers to the hand, face, etc., of God, these expressions are to be understood as figurative and that God is incorporeal. Therefore we do not fully understand language which speaks of God in human terms.

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

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