News Flash: Ibn Taymiyya Kidnapped at Sesame StreetBy Abdalla S. Alothman
God could have settled on amosquito’s back and the creature would have found him light
" in order toreach his final conclusion that, "
But if God could settle on a mosquito’sback, why could he not take flesh and dwell amongst us?
Settling on a mosquito's back
In its basic essence, the accusation of Allah (TT) settling on a mosquito'sback is a straw-man which was weaved against ibn Taymiyya to make himappear as an
– that is the notion that the Creator (TT)possessing certain characteristics and attributes that are similar to humanbeings. Both, the Shee'ah and the Sufis heavily invested on the
in hope to achieve that goal. However, both factionsdiscovered – in an intriguing way – that the popular Muslim scholar'Uthman bin Sa'eed al-Darmi also mentioned the
, andhence, he also had to receive his share from that criticism even though hewas not the primary target – but ibn Taymiyya was; And the goal was todiscredit him in a way that would directly affect his 'aqeeda (belief/creed).Here's how the story went:
When the Sufis and the Shee'ah discovered that ibn Taymiyyamentioned the mosquito's back, they swiftly started the discreditingprocess without taking heed.
They later found the same passage mentioned by the Muslimscholar, 'Uthman bin Sa'eed al-Darmi; And that was a problem,because al-Darmi had to be accused as well. Al-Darmi's opinions on