They (i.e. the people of the pre-Islamic era of ignorance) attributed Deficiencies to Allaah…..
Imaam Muhammad Bin Abdul Wahhaab (rahimahullaah) said:
”They (i.e. the people of the pre-Islamic era of ignorance) attributed Deficiencies to Allaah…..
Sheikh Saaleh al Fawzaan (Hafidha-hullaah) explained the above, saying:
Deficiency is opposite to Perfection. Attributing deficiencies to Allaah (Glorified Be He) is a violation of His Lordship, and that is (case) when a son is attributed to Him because the father is in need of a son and is like him.
The Jews said that Ezra (alayhis-salaam) is Allaah’s son and the Christians said that The Messiah (alayhis-salaam) is Allaah’s son; and the Pagan Arabs said that The Angels are Allaah’s daughters; while, (on the other hand) the Christians declare their Monks free from having wives and sons; because (attributing this to the Monks) is a diminution of their rights. So these (Christians) do not declare Allaah free from that which they free their Monks.
Likewise, the Arabs hated having daughters, while (on the other hand) they attributed that to Allaah. So they attributed to Allaah what they hated for themselves and considered to be a disgrace and deficiency. Allaah said:
وَيَجۡعَلُونَ لِلَّهِ ٱلۡبَنَـٰتِ سُبۡحَـٰنَهُ ۥۙ وَلَهُم مَّا يَشۡتَہُونَ
”And they assign daughters unto Allaah! Glorified and Exalted) is He above all that they associate with Him! And unto themselves what they desire’’ (16:57).
Allaah (The Most High) said:
وَيَجۡعَلُونَ لِلَّهِ مَا يَكۡرَهُونَ وَتَصِفُ
”They assign to Allaah that which they dislike (for themselves)” (16:62)
A Muslim Scholar went on a mission to one of the kings of Rome, so when he entered upon (the King) he said to him, ”How is the wife and the children? Thus, those who were present became angry because how can (this Muslim Scholar) describe their leader as having a wife and children! So (the Muslim Scholar) said to them, ‘you (people) free your leader from having a wife and a son, whilst (on the other hand) you attribute that to Allaah (The Mighty and Majestic) and you do not declare Him free from that! So he silenced them and debated with them, and greatly embarrassed them.
[Source: ‘Sharh Masaa’il Al-Jaahiliyyah’ by Sheikh Saaleh al Fawzaan. (Page: 150-151)]