Allah's Attributes are as high as His Superiority and Exaltedness
Fatwa No: 356761

  • Fatwa Date:2-1-2018 - Rabee' Al-Aakhir 15, 1439
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Question

Is my understanding correct; that Allah's superiority and exaltedness are higher than that of his Attributes?

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad, sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His slave and Messenger.

Allah, the Almighty, with His superiority and Attributes is higher than all His creation. It cannot be said that His superiority and exaltedness are higher than that of His Attributes. This understanding is incorrect. Rather, it is obligatory to follow the statements of the Salaf (the righteous predecessors) in this regard lest one commits an error. This topic, namely the Divine Names and Attributes of Allah, is determined through revelation (the Quran and the Sunnah) with no room for personal reasoning.

Allah knows best.

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