Sharh as-Sunnah : Lesson 48: Point 79
Shaykh Fawzan | Dawud Burbank [Audio|English]
Imaam Barbahaaree rahimahullaah said:
And know that the first ones who will see Allaah, the Most High, in Paradise are the blind then the men then the women with the eyes of their heads just as Allaah’s Messenger sallAllaahu `alayhi wa sallam said, “You shall certainly see your Lord just as you see the moon on the night when it is full. You will not have any difficulty in seeing Him. It is obligatory to have eemaan in this and denying it is disbelief.”
The topic of affirmation of ar-ru’yah (seeing Allaah, the Most High, in the Hereafter) has preceded and this is re-emphasis of what has preceded and as for this order, which the author mentioned then it needs a proof. 
The true believers will see their Lord on the Day of Resurrection openly with their eyes
 Translator’s side point: The hadeeth in that regard that we had before in the book with regard to seeing Allaah, the Most High in the Hereafter, not with regard to the order is the hadeeth of Jaabir radiyAllaahu `anhu, reported by Al-Bukhaariyy (554) and Muslim (633).
And on this specific point, the point of this order that those who will see Allaah first are the blind then the men then the women, the one doing the footnotes in one of the versions Khaalid ar-Raddaadi, he said,
“There occurs in this regard a hadeeth which is traced back to the Prophet sallAllaahu `alayhi wa sallam but it is not authentic. It was mentioned by Ad-Dailamee in his book Firdaws ul-Akhbaar from Samurah ibn Jundub from him tracing back to the Prophet sallAllaahu `alayhi wa sallam but it’s not authentic. And also al-Laalikaa`ee in his book As-Sunnah quoted this with a weak chain of narration as being the saying of Al-Hasan al-Basree; the Taabi`ee.”
Shaykh Saalih as-Suhaymee hafizahullaah said in explanation of this point,
“The author rahimahullaah made clear that whoever denies seeing the Creator has disbelieved. This ruling is a general ruling because whoever denies a matter which is known necessarily from the religion then he’s a disbeliever. As for the person who is overcome by a false doubt (shubhah) and he doesn’t know how to resolve this doubt or he resolves it with a mistake then this is a different matter. Those matters that a person does based upon a false doubt that comes upon him and is not able to arrive at what is correct in the matter then we leave his affair to Allaah. However, if he is a person who knowingly denies these matters then he has disbelieved.”
Ithaaful-Qaaree bit-Ta`leeqaat `alaa Sharhis-Sunnah
(A Gift To The Reader In Annotation Of Sharh As-Sunnah)
by Shaykh Saalih ibn Fowzaan al-Fowzaan hafizahullaah
Translated by Aboo Talhah Daawood Burbank, rahimahullaah
Transcribed by Saima Zaher.
Posted with kind permission from Dawud Burbank rahimahullaah
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