Allah

Is It Disbelief to Believe That Allah Manifests Himself Into Us?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Question

Is it kufr for me to believe that Allah manifests himself into us?

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful and Compassionate

I hope you’re doing well, insha’Allah. 

This isn’t kufr, if understood soundly.

Allah’s Manifesting Himself is His placing experiential consciousness of Him in our hearts. It has no element of physicality nor direction—as Allah Most High is exalted beyond time and place. 

Allah is known and experienced through knowing and realizing the implications of His Names and Attributes; and through nurturing one’s faith through sincerity in worship, remembrance, and through having intentions in all one’s worldly and social actions—while striving to make them accord with the excellence of the sunna of His Beloved (peace and blessings be upon him).

And Allah is the giver of success and facilitation.

[Shaykh] Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani spent ten years studying with some of the leading scholars of recent times, first in Damascus and Amman, Jordan. His teachers include the foremost theologian of recent times in Damascus, the late Shaykh Adib al-Kallas (may Allah have mercy on him), and his student Shaykh Hassan al-Hindi, one of the leading Hanafi fuqaha of the present age. He returned to Canada in 2007, where he founded SeekersGuidance to meet the urgent need to spread Islamic knowledge–both online and on the ground–in a reliable, relevant, inspiring, and accessible manner. He is the author of Absolute Essentials of Islam: Faith, Prayer, and the Path of Salvation According to the Hanafi School (White Thread Press, 2004.) Since 2011, Shaykh Faraz has been named one of the 500 most influential Muslims by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center.