Abul Hasan ar-Ridha didn’t make taweel

Shaykh Saduq in his “Tawheed” p 163, narrated following hadith:

2 – حدثنا محمد بن الحسن بن أحمد بن الوليد رحمه الله، قال: حدثنا محمد ابن الحسن الصفار، عن محمد بن عيسى، عن المشرقي، عن عبدالله بن قيس(2) عن أبي الحسن الرضا عليه السلام قال: سمعته يقول: (بل يداه مبسوطتان) فقلت: له يدان هكذا، وأشرت بيدي إلى يده، فقال: لا، لو كان هكذا لكان مخلوقا.

Translation:

From Abdullah ibn Qays, I heard Abul Hasan ar-Ridha reciting (the verse) “Nay, both His hands are spread out” (al-Maida 64). I said to him: “He had hands line these?” and pointed by my hands to his. He said: “No, if they would be like these (hands), He would be (considered) creation”.

What is important here?

Imam didn’t say, He has no hands, that is power, energy and etc. He said if Allah would have hands like ours, He would be considered creation.

Ghanimat – refuting the doubt of shias

Bismillah.

First of all, what is khums in Islam? And what is khums in shia understanding? In accordance to Islamic texts, khums it is 1/5 of war booty that Muslims are getting after the battles. It should be payed to group of people, as it would be show later from the verse of Quran.  Continue reading