Hope you are all having a great weekend so far. I wanted to share with you this piece of Art I saw at the British Museum at the Hajj Exhibition.
The piece is called Magnetism, by Artists Ahmed Mater (b.1979) and is a Photogravure etching of a cubic shaped magnet and iron fillings (similar to what is used in schools to teach the science of magnetism). It Represents pilgrims circulating the holy Kaaba in the city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
I Love this Image and hope you enjoy it too, please share it.
Imam Ahmad Ibn Salamah, Abu Ja^far at-Tahawiyy, who was born in the year 237 after Hijrah, wrote a very famous book called al-^Aqidah at-Tahawiyyah. He mentioned that the content of his book is an explantion of the creed of Ahlus-Sunnah wal Jama^ah, which is the creed of Imam Abu Hanifah, who died in the year 150 after Hijrah, and his two companions, Imam Abu Yusuf al-Qadi and Imam Muhammad Ibn al-Hasan ash-Shaybaniyy and others. He said in his book:
قال الإمامُ أَبو جَعْفَرِ الطَّحَاوِىُّ السَّلَفىُّ تَعَالى عن الحُدُودِ والغَاياتِ والأَركانِ والأَعضَاء والأَدَوَاتِ لا تَحوِيهِ الجِهَاتُ السّتُّ كَسَائِرِ المُبْتَدَعَاتِ
which means: <> Such is the saying of Imam Abu Ja^far who is among the heads of Salaf. Abu Ja^far explicitly stated that Allah is clear of being contained by the six directions. The six directions are above, below, ahead, behind, right, and left.