My Young Daughter Sometimes Says That Allah Is in the Car or Bedroom. How Should I Respond?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil

Question: My daughter has just turned 3 and she sometimes says “Allah is in the bedroom,” or “Allah is in the car.”

When I say to her that Allah is not there, she asks where Allah is. What should I reply for her young age?

Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh

I pray this finds you well. May Allah reward you for your seeking out clarity on this matter. Please forgive me for the delay.

Please refer to Where is Allah? by Mufti Muhammad Ibn Adam and think of ways you can simplify these key concepts.

Explain to your daughter that Allah is unlike creation, so He does not occupy space like we do. Explain that Allah has Knowledge about everything in creation and everyone in creation, including her.

Please refer to the following link:
A Reader on Understanding the Attributes of Allah

Wassalam,
Raidah

Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani