The Deed is the Condition of Faith’s Perfection
September 18, 2008 Leave a comment
The Deed is the Condition of Faith’s Perfection (PDF), by Shaikh Dr. Ahmad bin Sâlih az-Zahrânî.
From the article:
The word ‘condition’ in the fundamentalist or dialectic terminology has an indication of the condition’s not being included in the quiddity, for the fundamentalists differentiate between the pillar and the condition. So each of the two influence the consideration of [what] they are connected [to] with corruption or the lack of completeness, except that the pillar is included in the thing’s reality. As for the condition, then it is outside of the realtiy of what it is a condition for, with the meaning that it precedes it.
Due to this, if we took expressing the deed with the stipulation with its dialectic terminological sense, it is from the wordings of the Murji’ah, irrespective of its being a condition for validity or a condition for perfection according to one of them.
And irrespective of the perfection according to them, is it the desirable perfection or the obligatory perfection, since the mere expression of the stipulation with the previous meaning is an expression of their belief regarding the deed’s being outside of legal faith’s reality?
Source: az-Zahrânî, Ahmad bin Sâlih. Sharh Alfâdh as-Salaf wa Naqd Alfâdh al-Khalaf fî Haqîqah al-Îmân. Abu Dhabi, UAE: Dâr al-Imam Mâlik, 2005. pgs. 323-331.