Salafi creed: Allah has a literal left and right

Wahhabism Unveiled

The late Salafi leader Ibn Baz in one of his fatwa explains two authentic narrations one of which mention the “yad”(lit. hand) of Allah as being a left and a right, and the other which apparently seem to contradict that by mentioning both as right.

Ibn Baz said:

“The Ayahs (Qur’anic verses) and Hadiths are intended to emphasize that Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He) has a Right Hand and a Left Hand in view of the literal designation, but both of them are blessedly Right Hands in merit, without imperfection in any manner.”

According to this “Salafi” creed, left and right are literally attributed to Allah. That is, the Salafiyya not only confine Allah with a direction of above (or below) but also with directions of left and right. Noting also that this is another example of Salafi figurative interpretation when it suits them, in this case explaining figuratively the part of…

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