- Category: ALLAH
The author writes: The best knowledge that deserves to be known is knowing Allah. That is why I present to you, gentle and discerning reader, this humble attempt to try to know Allah, Glory be to Him. The topic of this book is an interesting yet intricate matter; discussing it is complex and not easy. But if I do delve in this subject, then I must ask Allah for His Aid and beg for His Forgiveness for any faults or mistakes I may possibly make; only Allah, Glory be to Him, has the perfect Ability to describe the true essence of the Exalted Self.
I was keen on presenting a thorough summary of all the viewpoints of our ancestors, the early believers, concerning the topic of this book which is (Monotheism and the Names of Allah), having the honour of humbly expressing my opinion and suggesting the most acceptable viewpoints, so that we may attain the utmost of the lights that this kind of knowledge may present, though these lights increase day by day, generation after generation through the efforts of the scholars of the Muslim nation, till Allah, Praise and Glory to Him, inherits the earth and everyone thereon.
All what the early believers said, and what the recent and coming believers may say, is but an endeavour; may Allah, Glory to Him, accept and reward all these efforts and forgive the errors, and we must always confess our inability and lack of knowledge; no one save Allah has the most perfect and true knowledge of Allah.
The studies on this topic started by his wives such as Om Salama, and the Prophet’s Companions, may Allah be pleased with them, who were the ones that were closest to the Prophet, Allah’s Prayers and Peace be upon him. Of those who studied this subject are also the four famous Imams and Na‘eem Ibn-Hammad who was the teacher of Al-Bukhari who is the most acknowledged collector of the Hadith, Sofian Al-Thawry, Ibn-Al-Mubarak, Ibn-‘Uyayna, Wakee‘ who was the teacher of the Imam Malik, Muhammad Ibn-Al-Hasan, Al-Bukhari, Ibn-Taymeya, Ibn-El-Qayem, Al-Baghawey, Al-Razi, Al-Galalein, Al-Alousy, and many other scholars who studied the Hadith and the interpretations of the Qur’an.