Archives: Names and Attributes of Allaah

The divine attributes are to be affirmed in a literal sense, not metaphorical

August 3, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Names and Attributes of Allaah.

I am a teacher of Arabic language, and based on my literary perceptivity and my study of metaphor, I think that some of the verses which speak of the divine attributes are more metaphorical than literal. For example, when Allah, may He be exalted, says (interpretation of the meaning), “The Hand of Allah is over • Read More »

There is no contradiction between the fact that Allah is more merciful to His slaves than a mother to her child and the fact that the disbeliever will abide in Hell for eternity

August 3, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Names and Attributes of Allaah.

How are we to understand the words of the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him), “Allah is more merciful than this woman to her child”? For the Muslim woman is merciful towards her son, even if he is a disbeliever, so will Allah show mercy to His disbelieving slave? Does the fact • Read More »

How can we reconcile between the name of Allah al-Aakhir (the Last) and the fact that the people of Paradise will be in Paradise forever and the people of Hell will be in Hell forever

August 3, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Names and Attributes of Allaah.

If we will live forever in Paradise, and there will be no death there, does that not contradict the fact that nothing is eternal except Allah? Praise be to Allah. Firstly: There is no doubt that when the people of Paradise enter Paradise, they will abide therein and enjoy its pleasures for ever and ever. • Read More »

Is Al-Rasheed one of the Names of Allaah?

June 22, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Names and Attributes of Allaah.

I have come across information conncerning the authenticity of Ar-Rasheed as one of the names of Allaah. However, I am unsure if this is more correct than information I have been given from Ash-Shawkaani’s book “tuhfatu-dh dhaakireen”. Could you please clarify this for me.   Praise be to Allaah. Al-Rasheed is not one of the • Read More »

Allaah is above Paradise

June 22, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Names and Attributes of Allaah.

Is Allah above the heaven or in the heaven physically ? Also, is it part of belief that Allah is physically bigger than the universe ?   Praise be to Allaah. We put this question to Shaykh ‘Abd al-Rahmaan al-Barraak (may Allaah preserve him), who answered as follows: Praise be to Allaah, the Most High • Read More »

The meaning of Allaah’s name al-Wakeel

June 22, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Names and Attributes of Allaah.

What is the meaning of Allaah’s name al-Wakeel (the Disposer of Affairs)?   Praise be to Allaah. Al-Wakeel is al-Hafeez (the Preserver), al-Muheet (the One who encompasses all things). And it was said that it means al-Shaheed (the Witness). He is the Sustainer Who guarantees provision for His slaves and Who protects their interests. The • Read More »