We wish to bring to the attention of our dear readers a bizarre ruling made by ibn Taymiyyah. In this Fatwah he explicitly states it is an innovation to rule out that Allah , the Almighty is a physical thing, and thus essentially believes it is possible that he is. This is a heresy in Tawheed, and one of the most grotesque and deviant beliefs, and Allah, the Almighty is free of such claims made.
“It is well-known that there is no report from any of the Prophets or from the Sahaabah or from the Taabi‘een or from any of the early generations of the ummah to suggest that Allah is a physical entity or that He is not a physical entity. Rather denying or affirming that is an innovation according to Islam. …”
Reference: Majmoo‘ al-Fataawa (5/434) [ Ibn Taymiyyiah]
As adherents and believers in the pure Tawheed, we can unanimously say in the school of Muhammed and his purified progeny (Salam be upon them all) we affirm Allah the Almighty can never be a physical thing. Physical realities are contingent, created, composed up of constituent parts themselves and such contingencies can never be attributed to the necessary reality, the necessary cause by which everything else exists. “…And there is nothing like unto him”(Surah Ikhlas, Noble Quran). Allah also states: “There is nothing whatsoever like unto him” (Noble Quran) and “Glorified is Allah far above what they claim!” (Noble Quran 21:22). We hope to demonstrate in further depth as time progresses of the full deviance this individual had in one of the most fundamental concepts in the religion of Islam: Tawheed.