As-Saduq about the face of God

Question:

How does As-Saduq judge those who attribute a real face to God?

Answer:

Abu Ja’far As-Saduq writes: “Those who describe God with a face like the faces are disbelievers and associate other partners with Him. His faces are His prophets and His proofs (a.), for they are those through whom the servants turn to God, His knowledge and the knowledge of His religion, and looking at them is a tremendous reward on the Day of Resurrection that surpasses any reward. The Exalted One says: “Everyone who is on it is perishable, but the face of your Lord remains.” (55:26-27) And the Exalted One says: “Wherever you turn, there is the face of God.” (2:115) By which he means: “Over there you have to turn to God.” So there is no necessity, to reject anything from the reports that agrees with the wording of the Qur’an.” [Man La Yahduruh-ul-Faqih, Volume 1 Page 236]

قال شيخ الإسلام الصدوق رحمه الله: من وصف الله تعالى ذكره بالوجه كالوجوه فقد كفر وأشرك، ووجهه أنبياؤه وحججه صلوات الله عليهم وهم الذين يتوجه بهم العباد إلى الله عزوجل وإلى معرفت ومعرفة دينه، والنظر إليهم في يوم القيامة ثواب عظيم يفوق على كل ثواب، وقد قال الله عز وجل: كل من عليها فان ويبقى وجه ربك ذو الجلال والاكرام وقال عز وجل: فأينما تولوا فثم وجه الله يعني فثم التوجه إلى الله، ولا يجب أن تنكر من الاخبار ألفاظ القرآن

 

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