154 fatwas

  • Names of Allaah ‘Al-Musawwir’ and ‘Al-Waasi’’ Date: 5-1-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Does the name of Allaah "Al-Musawwir" mean that He can create totally unexisting new shapes? And does the name "Al-Waasi" mean that He has limitless capacity? .. More

  • Light of Allah (Noor) not like light of moon Date: 2-1-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have seen the fatwa on this site regarding the Noor of the moon translated as reflected light, but Allaah also calls himself the Noor of the heavens and earth. And as seen on https://islamqa.info/en/255524, the scholars of the past criticized differentiating between Dhiyaa’and Noor and said that the light of moon is its own. So.. More

  • Statements of Imaam Al-Bukhari about essential attributes of Allah Date: 28-11-2016

    Do you know of any statement from Imam Al-Bukhaari about the Hands, Face, Eyes, and Legs of Allaah being metaphorical and not literal? .. More

  • Addressing Allaah with third person pronoun Date: 27-9-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. Thank you for replying to my message. This question is bothering me a lot, and I pray to Allah to satisfy my search through your advice. In Islam, we see everywhere that Allaah, The Exalted, loves His slaves to praise, worship, respect, and honor him. We always show our respect to elders and people of high ranks by addressing them.. More

  • Impossibility of Allaah lying Date: 19-9-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have heard scholars say that it is wrong to say that Allaah, The Exalted, can lie. Defects are not under His Power, since lying is a defect and Allah, The Exalted, is free from all defects. It is not possible for Allaah to tell a lie. Can we still say that it is possible for Allaah to lie? May Allaah reward you. .. More

  • Impermissibility of referring to Allaah as Brahma Date: 18-9-2016

    Is it permissible to call Allaah 'Brahma'? (It is used by Hindus and means 'creator'.) .. More

  • Refuting accusation that Ibn Taymiyyah compared Allaah to sun Date: 8-7-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Shaykh, is the following quote authentic, and did Ibn Taymiyyah compare Allaah, The Exalted, with the sun or moon. Shaykh Al-Islam has said in Al-Aqeedatul Hamawiyah that the hadith is true in its manifest meaning; that Allaah, The Exalted, is over the Throne and that He is ”in front of the face of.. More

  • Abu Haneefah's view on istiwaa' over Throne Date: 27-5-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu Shaykh. I would like to know whether the narration of Imam Abu Hanifa about Allaah, The Exalted, being above the throne is authentic (Sharh Aqeedah Tahawi). Some Deobandis (Asharis) are claiming that this narration is weak and munqati (discontinous). Can you please provide the full chain of this narration? .. More

  • Meaning of Al-Kursi - Affirming that Allaah Almighty has two feet Date: 24-3-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. I would like to know what the Kursi of Allaah is. I would like to know whether Allaah, The Exalted, has two feet. What is the proof for that? I read that the hadith of Ibn Abbas that says that the Kursi is the place of Allaah's feet is weak. If it is authentic, could you please tell me which Hadith.. More

  • Saying ‘Yaa Naafi', ‘Yaa Maani', ‘Yaa Noor’ in supplication Date: 23-3-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum, can I recite "Yaa Naafi'u " "Yaa Maani'u" "Yaa Noor" as 'wazeefah'? .. More

  • The appropriate approach to draw analogy between Allaah and His creation Date: 14-3-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. Is it halal to use comparisons that include The Most High to prove a point? For example, when I want to prove that disbelieving is disgusting, could I compare this to somebody being given many gifts and then just acting arrogantly? For instance, a man is on the street and someone gives him ten dollars, but he does not thank him but.. More

  • The veils between Allaah and His slaves Date: 11-1-2016

    Al-Bukhaari (4500) and Muslim (6890) narrated from Abu Moosa that the Prophet, sallallaahu ʻalayhi wa sallam,said: “Two gardens of silver, their vessels and everything in them; and two gardens of gold, their vessels and everything in them. And there will be nothing between the people and their seeing their Lord, may He be blessed and exalted,.. More

  • The ruling on attributing tiredness and boredom to Allaah Date: 4-1-2016

    Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh. Does Shaykh Ibn ʻUthaymeen attribute boredom and tiredness to Allaah? Is it not blasphemous to hold such beliefs? Following is the fatwa of Shaykh Ibn ʻUthaymeen; when he was asked whether Allaah gets tired or bored, as is recorded in the following hadith of the Prophet, peace be upon him: “Allaah.. More

  • Describing Allaah as 'sitting' on the Throne in a narration by Ibn Al-Qayyim Date: 14-12-2015

    Our Shaykh, may Allaah be good to you. An Ash‘ari shaykh (may Allaah guide him) has caused many doubts in the hearts of the Salafi youth. Among many of them is the following: Ibn al-Qayyim mentioned a fabricated hadith to prove his creed in Ijtimaa’ Al-Juyoosh, where he mentioned the hadith: “...For indeed, the first one to pray (janaazah-burial).. More

  • Using the masculine pronoun Date: 4-12-2015

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have one question. When I was young, I read why Allaah says 'He' in the Quran, I learned that the reason is that there is no neutral gender in the Arabic language, and I read that we negate gender for Allaah (being male or female). A few days ago, however, I heard a sheikh say that asking about the gender of Allaah is forbidden.. More