Sharh Aqidah al-Awam: That Which Is Possible In Regards To Allah تعالى

Salam, please find the latest draft translation from our beloved Shaykh Muhammad bin Alawi al-Maliki’s commentary on the ‘Aqidah al-Awam’.

That Which Is Possible In Regards To Allah تعالى

The author said:

وَجَائِزٌ بِفَضْلِهِ وَعَدْلِهِ    تَرْكٌ لِكُلِّ مُمْكِنٍ كَفِعْلِهِ

And conceivable with His grace and justice is to leave every possible matter, like doing it

Commentary

That which is possible in regards to Allah تعالى is the doing of all that is possible or its being left.  Therefore it is compulsory upon every legally responsible person to believe that it is possible for Allah تعالى to create and choose from His creation as He wishes.  Nothing is compulsory in Him because He is the absolute disposer, and no one has any choice with Him, because in His hands are all matters, the good and the bad. Thus He gives and prevents, honours and debases, benefits and harms, forgives and punishes, rewards and takes to account.  Heتعالى said:

And Your Lord creates whatsoever He wills and chooses, no choice have they (in any matter).  [al-Qasas: 68]

And He تعالى said:

Say (O Messenger of Allah ): “O Allâh! Possessor of the kingdom, You give the Kingdom to whom You will, and You take the Kingdom from whom You will, and You endue with honour whom You will, and You humiliate whom You will. In Your Hand is the good. Verily, You are Able to do All things.  You make the night to enter into the day, and You make the Day to enter into the night, You bring the living out of the dead, and You bring the dead out of the living. and You give wealth and sustenance to whom You will, without limit.

And He تعالى said:

To Allâh belongs All that is In the heavens and All that is on the earth, and whether You disclose what is In Your ownselves or conceal it, Allâh will call You to account for it. Then He forgives whom He wills and punishes whom He wills. and Allâh is Able to do All things. [al-Baqarah:384]

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