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Assalam alaykum,

In praising Allah, Azzah Wa Jallah, Sayyadi Abu Bakr al-Siddiq, may Allah be pleased with him, was reported saying:--

 

 "Praise be to Him who granted His creatures access to the knowledge of Himself only through

  their inability (ajz) to know Him."

 

Commenting on this, Imam al-Qushayri said: "Abu Bakr al-Siddiq, may Allah be pleased with him, did not mean that Allah cannot be known. The inability to know Allah can only pertain to something that exists; it cannot apply to something that has no existence. Thus, for a paralysed person, sitting [qu'ud] is not possible; for it requires of him neither an assumption [of this state] , nor any action, because the state of sitting already resides in him.

 

 Likewise, one who knows Allah [arif] is incapable of the act of knowing Allah, for this knowledge already resides in him, since, in his case, it is a necessity (daruriyya). At the beginning, knowledge of Allah, even if it is true, is acquired (kasbiyya). However, al-Saddiq, may Allah be pleased with him, counted it for nothing in regard to the necessary knowledge. For him, it was like a lamp at the rise of the sun, when its rays encompass it."

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Assalam alaykum,

In praising Allah, Azzah Wa Jallah, Sayyadi Abu Bakr al-Siddiq, may Allah be pleased with him, was reported saying:--

 

 "Praise be to Him who granted His creatures access to the knowledge of Himself only through

  their inability (ajz) to know Him."

 

Commenting on this, Imam al-Qushayri said: "Abu Bakr al-Siddiq, may Allah be pleased with him, did not mean that Allah cannot be known. The inability to know Allah can only pertain to something that exists; it cannot apply to something that has no existence. Thus, for a paralysed person, sitting [qu'ud] is not possible; for it requires of him neither an assumption [of this state] , nor any action, because the state of sitting already resides in him.

 

 Likewise, one who knows Allah [arif] is incapable of the act of knowing Allah, for this knowledge already resides in him, since, in his case, it is a necessity (daruriyya). At the beginning, knowledge of Allah, even if it is true, is acquired (kasbiyya). However, al-Saddiq, may Allah be pleased with him, counted it for nothing in regard to the necessary knowledge. For him, it was like a lamp at the rise of the sun, when its rays encompass it."

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Narrated Ibn `Abbas: When the Prophet (ﷺ) sent Mu`adh to Yemen, he said to him, "You are going to a nation from the people  of the Scripture, so let the first thing to which you will invite them, be the Tauhid of Allah. If they  learn that, tell them that Allah has enjoined on them, five prayers to be offered in one day and one  night. And if they pray, tell them that Allah has enjoined on them Zakat of their properties and it is to  be taken from the rich among them and given to the poor. And if they agree to that, then take from  them Zakat but avoid the best property of the people." 
 
 
Sahih Bukhari
 (Oneness, Uniqueness of Allah (Tawheed))
Reference : Sahih al-Bukhari 7372
In-book reference : Book 97, Hadith 2
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