“You Are An Innovator” | The Sternness of Imām Muhammad ibn Sālih Al-‘Uthaymīn
[Shaykh ‘Uthaymīn repeating the question that was read to him] This person says: ‘If He (i.e., Allāh) descends to the lowest heaven, is the Throne, therefore, devoid of Him, or no?’
We say: As for the one who has good manners (i.e. with Allāh), he does not delve into this. I say to the one who asked me this, YOU ARE AN INNOVATOR! I do not see you except to be an innovator! Praise your Lord that I have allowed you to remain in the lesson! Otherwise, I would have expelled you just as (Imām) Mālik expelled the one who asked about the howness of the Istiwā’. This is because when the Messenger ﷺ narrated this to the Companions, did they say: Was the Throne therefore devoid of Him, O Messenger of Allāh, or not?
Translated by Raha ibn Donald Batts
Taken from: http://www.sahab.net/forums/index.php…
Translator’s Note: This is a clip from the Q&A session after the Shaykh’s lesson in explanation of his book: The Creed of Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamā’ah [tape 6 minute 50]; in which he explained the Descending of Allāh to the lowest heaven.