Is Harun Yahya a reliable author?
I used to read his books but Few days ago, I came across a video where a Sheikh claims him to be a promoter of Wahdat ul wujood and appeals to beware from him.
2.please explain the concept of wahdat ul wujood..
1) Harun Yahya is a reliable author.
2) The concept of Wahdatul Wujood is generally misunderstood by some people and thus, lay false accusations against great scholars
While discussing this topic, the great scholar Allama Zafar Ahmad Uthmani has mentioned the following:-
“Allah Ta’ala has many qualities and one of them is wujood (existence). The Wujood of Allah is compulsory (Waajib Al Wajood). The Wujood (extistence) of Allah has no beginning and no end. The Wujood of the creation of Allah is ‘Hadis’ (of recent occurrence or newly created ) and dependant upon Allah in all its aspects”.
“Regarding the wujood of the creation, the Ulama-e-Zahir say that the wujood of the creation is ‘mustaqil’ (confirmed), meaning that it is not a shadow of the existence of Allah, but entirely dependent upon Allah in all its aspects. The soofia-e-kiram say that the wujood of the creation is ‘ghair-mustaqil’ (unconfirmed). Indeed, the wujood of the creation is ‘khayali’ (speculative). The real wujood is that of Allah alone. The entire creation is a testimony of the wujood of Allah. One can not make ‘qiyas’ (analogical deduction) of Allah’s wujood with that of the creation. The existence of Allah is real and independent. Therefore, wahdat al-wujood means that Allah is one in His existence as He is one in His ‘zaat’ (self/identity). It is a much deeper notion of ‘tawheed’ (oneness of Allah). ‘wahdat as-shuhood’ means that the mere speculative existence of the creation testifies the independent existence of Allah.”
And Allah knows best,
Mufti Waseem Khan