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Abu Amr Abdur-Rahmaan bin Amr al-Awzaa'ee, The Scholar of ash-Shaam in his time (d. 157H)
Abu Abdullaah al-Haakim reported from al-Awzaa'ee:
We - whilst the Taabi'oon (Successors) were widespread - used to say, "Indeed, Allaah the Mighty and Majestic, is above His Throne, and we believe in whatever has been mentioned in the Sunnah of His Attributes.
Al-Bayhaqi related it in his book, "al-Asmaa was-Sifaat" (p. 408).
And Abu Ishaaq ath-Tha'labee, the Mufassir (Exegete) said:
Al-Awzaa'ee was asked regarding His, the Most High's saying: "Then He ascended over the Throne", so he said: "He is over His Throne, just as He described Himself."
And al-Waleed bin Muslim asked the Imaam, Abu Amr al-Awzaa'ee about the ahaadeeth of the Attributes and he said:
"Pass them on just as they have come".
And also from the speech of this Imaam [is]:
Upon you is [to follow] the tracks of those (Salaf) who have preceded, even if the people reject you, and beware of the opinions of men even if they beautify it for you with speech.
Source: "Mukhtasar al-Uluww" of Imaam adh-Dhahabee, p. 127.
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