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The Ruling on the Statement, “He was the Qur'aan Walking on the Earth”

Date
March 13, 2016
Author
Shaykh Rabī‘ bin Hādī bin ‘Umayr al-Madkhaly
Source
Fataawa in Aqeedah and Minhaj
Translator
Abu 'Abdis Salaam Al Juyaanee

We hear the tongues of some of the lecturers (when describing the character) of the Messenger of Allah (sallAllaahu alaihi wa sallam), “He was the Qur’an walking on the Earth.” Meaning, he implemented the rules and regulations of the Qur’an; what is the ruling of this statement?


It is incumbent that we say, “His character was the Qur’an”[1] like ‘Aaisha (radiAllahu ‘anha) said. The Qur’an is the speech of Allah and not created; whereas Muhammad is a human being who is created. It is not incumbent (nor proper) to say, (“He was the Qur’an walking on the Earth,”) or things similar to this. This is because we are at war with the Mu’tazilah and other than them over their statement that the Qur’an is created; so how can we (the people of the Sunnah) utter statements like this?! We say the Messenger of Allah (sallAllaahu alaihi wa sallam) implemented the rules and regulations of the Qur’an and his (sallAllaahu alaihi wa sallam) character emanated from the Qur’an; he (sallAllaahu alaihi wa sallam) acted in accordance to it and believed in it. This statement, (“He was the Qur’an walking on the Earth,” conceptually comes) from the western slogans which (people) blindly follow and Allah knows best.

[1] Collected by Muslim

Categories
Aqeedah and Minhaj