Meaning of mutashaabihaat

Question:
assalamu ‘alaikum wa rahmatullah Sheikh,
Hope all is well. Is there a relied upon or jumhoor opinion regarding the meaning of mutashaabihaat as it applies to the verses and hadiths relating to Allah’s attributes?

Jazakallah khairan,

Answer:

Alaykumassalam warahmatullah wabarakatuh,

Mutashabihat: of supposable but unclear meaning—either due to their vagueness or because they contradict a manifest locution—unless they are probed and investigated” (Baydawi, Anwar al-Tanzil).

مُتَشابِهاتٌ: محتمَلاتٌ لا يتّضح مقصودُها ـ لإِجمالٍ أو مخالفةِ ظاهرٍ ـ إلا بالفَحْص والنَظَر
Hajj Gibril Haddad
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