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Uncreated Beings Besides Allah?

Ustadh Farid Dingle is questioned about the possibility of their being other creators besides Allah. Are there other uncreated beings alongside Allah? Seeing as how the definition of god is the one who created the universe and creation, is it possible for there to be uncreated beings that Allah did not create? A being that […]

Allah’s Mercy and the Mercy Showed by People

Answered by Ustadh Torab Torabi Question: Hi , I would like to ask if this is the correct understanding: As we know Allah is uncreated. His attributes as well. I also understand that the mercy showed by humans is created and not like the Mercy of Allah which is uncreated. Now with this said should […]

Does Allah Understand Our Pain and Problems?

Answered by Iman Badawi Question: Does Allah know our pain and everything else? Answer: Bismillah Dear Brother in Islam, The Divine Transcends All Likeness Allah, the Most High, says : “the Creator of the heavens and earth.’ He made mates for you from among yourselves––and for the animals too––so that you may multiply. There is […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Meaning of the Angels “Ascent” to Allah

Answered by Sidi Salman Younas Question: How do you interpret Qur’anic verses that mention angels “ascending” to their Lord in light of our belief that no direction contains Allah? What about `Isa being raised “to” his Lord? Answer: assalamu `alaykum I pray you are well. All scriptural texts that lend themselves to striking similitude between […]

Understanding Allah’s Attributes: Love & Mercy

Answered by Sidi Abdullah Anik Misra Question: 1. When Allah “loves” someone He shows Him Mercy. When Allah “doesn’t love” someone He punishes Him. So if someone wants Allah’s Mercy he must seek Allah’s Love through good deeds because Allaah won’t show Mercy to someone He doesn’t love. As far as I understand no one […]

Allah Breathing His Spirit Into Jesus? The Possible Meanings of this Verse & The Approach of Sunni Islam Towards Ambiguous Texts

Answered by Ustadh Faraz Khan Question: What is the meaning of the verse that states Allah blowing His spirit into Jesus? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, InshaAllah you are well. The verse in question is, “So We breathed into him of Our spirit” (66:12) What the Scholars of Exegesis Have Mentioned According to works of […]