Interpreting (Istiwa) to mean (Isteela’) = To Conquer or Take Over (via Topics and Replies)

  Some statements by the Righteous Salaf (predecessors) and scholars of Ahl Assunnah regarding interpreting "Istawa" to mean "istawLa" (conquered or took over). Imam Abu Abdullah Ibn Al-A’rabi (d. 231 H.), a scholars of the Arabic language: Dawud bin Ali said : We were at Ibn Al-‘Arabi, and a man came up to him and said: “O Abu Abdullah, what is the meaning of Allah’s saying: (Ar-Rahmanu ‘ala al-Arsh Istawa – The Most Merciful upon the Throne Ist … Read More

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