Allah’s Relationship with Time and Space

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: If Allah’s power enters time and space, such as in our lives, and Allah’s power is a part of him, then why could Allah not incarnate himself in the form of a human on this earth? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I pray this finds you in the […]

Did the Maliki Jurist Ibn Abi Zayd Believe Allah is Literally Above the Throne?

Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour Question: Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullah   After studying for a while and increasing my understanding in many issues, one issue still causes me confusion, and that is the issue of Allah and the ‘Arsh. I accept the verses of the Qur’an as they are about this matter and do not […]

Are Muslims With Anthropomorphic Beliefs Considered Disbelievers?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Are Muslims who have anthropomorphic beliefs considered disbelievers? Answer: wa `alaykum assalam We do not involve ourselves in polemics and we definitely do not involve ourselves in labeling other groups of Muslims as being outside the fold. The widespread epidemic of takfir is one of the biggest evils of […]

How Do We Understand the Hadith Stating that Allah Descends to the Lowest Heaven in the Last Third of Every Night?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Allah exists without place or space but what about this hadith – Abu Hurairah (RA) narrated that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said: ‘In the last third of every night our Rabb (Cherisher and Sustainer) (Allah (SWT)) descends to the lowermost heaven and says; “Who is calling Me, so that I […]

What Is Our Stance Regarding the Statement of Some That Allah “Sits” on the Throne?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalamu Alaikum. I have learned in depth about the correct aqida of Muslims, the Attributes of Allah and that He exists without a place. My belief is fine, but I want to ask about the belief of a person who says “Allah sits on the Throne.” I am guessing […]

Is There a Way to Physically Describe Allah?

Answered by Sidi Salman Younas Question: I would like to know how Allah (swt) is described. Not in terms of attributes, but in a physical sense. What does He look like. Is there a way to physically picture Him. Answer: assalamu `alaykum I hope you are well. Allah Most High cannot be described physically. Something […]