Abdul-Maalik al-Asma'ee (d. 215H): The Wife of Jahm bin Safwan Said That Allaah Being Above the Throne is 'One Mahdood Upon Another Mahdood'
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وذكر ابن أبي حاتم عنه بإسناده عن الأصمعي قال : قدمت امرأة جهم فقال رجل عندها : الله على عرشه . فقالت : محدود على محدود . قال الأصمعي : هي كافرة بهذه المقالة . فهذه المقالة إماماها هذا الرجل وامرأته ، وما أولاه بأن

سيصلى نارا ذات لهب وامرأته حمالة الحطب

And Ibn Abee Haatim mentions from him (al-Asma'ee), with his isnaad from al-Asma'ee that he said:

The wife of Jahm [bin Safwaan] came and a man said in her presence, "Allaah is above His Throne", so she said, "One mahdood (confined, limited, bounded thing) upon another mahdood."

Al-Asma'ee said, "She is a disbeliever by this statement (of hers)".

And the Imaam of this statement "one mahdood upon another mahdood", is this man (Jahm) and his wife, and how befitting it is that:

He will be burnt in a Fire of blazing flames! And his wife too, who carries wood. (Al-Masad 111:3-4)

Source: "Ijtimaa Juyoosh al-Islaamiyyah" of Ibn al-Qayyim (p. 225).

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