ON THE JAHMIYYA [AND OTHER SUBSECTS OF THE MURJI'A]

As for the Jahmiyya, their name and origin can be traced to Jahm ibn Safwan, who used to state his doctrine in the following terms: "Faith is neither more nor less than the acknowledgment of Allah and His Messenger, and of everything that has come to us [by way of revelation] from His presence." They profess the following doctrines:

That the Qur'an is a product of creation [makhluq].
That Allah (Exalted is He) did not speak to Moses.
That Allah (Exalted is He) did not speak and did not see.
He possesses neither Throne ['arsh] nor Pedestal [kursi] and He is not "Established upon the Throne".
They refuse to accept the reality of the [weighing of deeds in] the scales [mawazin], and of the torment of the tomb.
They refuse to accept that the Garden of Paradise and the Fire of Hell are products of creation, and claim that if they have been created they must eventually cease to exist.
They maintain that Allah (Almighty and Glorious is He) will neither speak to His creatures nor look at them on the Day of Resurrection, and that the inhabitants of the Garden of Paradise will neither look at Allah (Almighty and Glorious is He) nor see Him therein.
They maintain that faith [iman] is an affair of the heart, which does not require confirmation by the tongue.
They refuse to acknowledge any of the attributes [sifat] of the Lord of Truth (Almighty and Glorious is He).

Exalted is Allah, far beyond everything of this kind!

The sects of the Jahmiyya

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