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Is the Madh-hab of Al-Asha`irah True or False

Q. He mentioned that differences in creed are narrow and that the people who claim that the Madh-hab of Al-Asha`irah is false should be asked to refer to the Fatwas of Ibn Taymiyah and read what Ibn Taymiyah wrote about Abu Al-Hasan Al-Ash`ary so that we could perceive how ignorant those people are. (end of quote).
Is the Madh-hab of Al-Asha`irah True or False?

A. It should be said that many sects undoubtedly went astray due to the difference in creed, such as Al-Mu`tazilah, Al-Jahmiyyah, Al-Rafidah, Al-Qadariyyah, and others.
Likewise, Al-Asha`irah went astray regarding the issues in which they disagreed with the Qur'an and the Sunnah, and with the example of the elite of this Ummah; the Imams of guidance of the Companions (may Allah be pleased with them), the Tabi`un (the generation after the Companions and the Prophet) who righteously followed them, and the guided Imams, in their Ta'wil (allegorical interpretation) of Allah's Names and Attributes in an incorrect manner.

However, Abu Al-Hasan Al-Ash`ary (may Allah be merciful with him) was not one of Al-Asha`irah, even if they associated themselves with him. He gave up their Madh-hab and embraced the Madh-hab of Ahl-ul-Sunnah (those adhering to the Sunnah and the Muslim main body). Thus, the Imams' praise of him is not praise of the Madh-hab of Al-Asha`irah

Besides, it is incorrect to charge whoever objects to Al-Asha`irah, regarding what they opposed of the creed of Ahl-ul-Sunnah, with ignorance, since the reality of ignorance is to fabricate (falsehood) against Allah (Exalted be He) without knowledge. Yet, the one who derives from the Qur'an and the Sunnah and from the established rules of the Shari`ah, following the path of the Salaf (righteous predecessors), and denouncing those who allegorically interpret the Names and Attributes of Allah in a mistaken way, should not be charged with ignorance.

Ibn Baz Fatwas  > Volume 3  > Important remarks on the writings of Shaykh Muhammad …Ali Al-Sabuny on the Attributes of Allah (may He be Glorified and Exalted) > Is the Madh-hab (School of Jurisprudence) of Al-Asha`irah true or False?