Dr Mahmood Ahmad Ghazi writes in his book, Mohazirat Hadeeth, p. 68; regarding some Scholars of AhluSunnah who believed that Faith can increase or decrease, like it is present in Quran that When a verse is revealed, Their Faith increases. And He mentioned that Bukhari was amongst those who believed in so. At the same time, He mentions Abu Hanifa, that He said that Faith is fixed, neither it increases, nor decreases. Dr Mahmood wrote a sentence that 

 

“There were huge debates amongst Scholars of Hadeeth about This”

 

Then he writes

 

“There is no clash between these two beliefs. Those who believe that Faith cannot increase or decrease, they speak of it in Quantitative terms; which is the minimum requirement of Faith, that is to Accept Allah, Prophets, Books, Qayamat, Holy Teachings. There can be no decrease in it, for if it happens, You wont be Muslim anymore

And Those who say that Faith can increase or decrease, It means Qualitatively/Intensity. There can be many levels of Emaan/Faith”

 

If He is true in what He is saying! Believe me! I am surprised at WHY

 

“There were huge debates amongst Scholars of Hadeeth about This”

 

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