[The expression “dooms someone to sin”] means: “makes him guilty of unbelief [kaffarahu].”

Allah (Exalted is He) has also said:And if your Lord had so willed it, they would never have done so. (6:112)

And He has said (Exalted is He):And if Allah had so willed it, they would not have fought one with another. (2:253)

To cite another of their teachings, they maintain that the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) used to memorize the Qur’an even before [he was called to] the Prophethood [nubuwwa], and before Gabriel (peace be upon him) started coming to him.

Once again, the evidence to refute their falsehood is to be found in the Qur’an itself, in this case in the words of Allah (Exalted is He):

Not before this [O Muhammad] did you recite any Book, nor did you inscribe it with your right hand. (29:48)

According to another thesis of theirs, Allah (Exalted is He) is reciting upon the tongue of every reciter of the Qur’an [yaqra’u ‘ala lisani kulli qari‘], and that when people are listening to the Qur’an as it is being read by a reciter, they are actually hearing it from Allah. To make such an assertion is to come perilously close to professing [the heretical doctrine of] hulul [hylomorphism or incarnation]. We take refuge with Allah from that kind of error. If followed through to its logical consequence, it would amount to asserting that Allah (Exalted is He) could be guilty of making grammatical mistakes and of mispronouncing the Arabic words of the text [as many unskilled reciters obviously do while they are reading the Qur’an]. This would be nothing short of unbelief [kufr].


?Baz Publications

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