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Loving Allah: A Reader

Love and longing of the Divine, although active in the Islamic  tradition, is a concept that is fading in modern society. Here are some resources on how to understand the concept of Divine love. Understanding Allah and His Attributes I Am Near: Understanding and Living the Reality of Allah’s Closeness A Reader on Understanding the […]

The Hamlet in Ruins: Similitudes and Parables in the Qur’an II

Shaykh Jamir Meah discusses the parable of the Hamlet in Ruins – a profound, existential parable in the Qur’an on death and resurrection. One of the most striking parables in the Qur’an is what is sometimes referred to as the Hamlet in Ruins. This simple yet profound parable touches upon the essential theological and existential […]

How Can Allah Be All-Forgiving and All-Just at the Same Time?

Answered by Shaykh Mohammed Tayssir Safi Question: Assalamu alaykum How can Allah be All-Forgiving and All-Just at the same time? An example will be of a Man who rapes a women and later becomes truly religious. And does not repeat any of his sins. Answer: Assalamu alaykum Allah, Exalted is He, is indeed الغفور, the […]

Is It Absurd to Believe That God’s Attributes Are Not Identical to God’s Essence?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Is this belief: “the attributes of Allah are not the essence of Allah, but they are not other than Allah” illogical? Answer: assalamu alaykum This formulation is not illogical. At the outset, you should note that a number of discussions concerning the attributes of God are not from the […]

How Do We Understand Allah’s Knowledge and Power?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: How do we understand Allah’s Knowledge and Power? Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray this finds you well. Please forgive me for the delay. Allah’s Attributes Please refer to this answer: Allah’s Relationship with Time and Space. I encourage you to study Islamic belief with a […]

Allah is Shy, and Loves Shyness – Why?

Shyness is an attribute much loved in a Muslim. As Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said explains, it is valued not merely in our public conduct but in the way we approach our relationship with Allah. Want to learn more? Take an online course with reliable scholars at the SeekersHub Academy, where dozens of topics are covered […]

Does Affirming Eternal Attributes for Allah Entail Believing in Multiple Eternal Beings?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: In a lecture Shaykh Faraz Rabbani has said: “the attributes of Allah are not the essence of Allah, but they are not other than Allah.” How to answer Christians who say that Muslims were influenced by the Trinity in affirming a multiplicity of eternal beings and the Mu’tazila? Answer: […]

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 […]

A Reader on Understanding the Attributes of Allah

Allah Breathing His Spirit Into Jesus? The Possible Meanings of this Verse & The Approach of Sunni Islam Towards Ambiguous Texts What Is Our Stance Regarding the Statement of Some That Allah “Sits” on the Throne? The Meaning of the Angels “Ascent” to Allah The Ash`aris & Maturidis: Standards of Mainstream Sunni Beliefs The Necessary […]

Can Allah Feel Emotions Like Happiness and Sadness? Emotions Influences Choices and Decisions – Would That Not be Wrong?

Answered by Sidi Salman Younas Question: Can Allah Feel Emotions Like Happiness and Sadness? Answer: assalamu `alaykum I pray you are well. There is an established principle within Sunni Islam that Allah Most High is completely dissimilar to created things. This is affirmed clearly within the Qur’an itself when it says, “there is nothing whatsoever […]