Where is Allah?
Posted: 25 Ramadan 1422, 11 December 2001
|Q.) Where is Allah azza wa jaal? I have understood that He is on His
Arsh (The Heavenly Throne), but a sister asked me for evidence about this. Can you explain
A.) Saadu-deen Taftazani has explained the aspect of "Where is
Allah" in the following words, "And he is not at any place." (Sharh Aqaaid)
Imaam Maalik was asked about the ayat in Surah Taha, "Allah is above His
Ársh", he answered "Being above (Istawaa) is known but the reality is unknown
and - questioning that - is innovation." Jaaluddin Suyyuti also comments on the verse
saying, "Istawaa (being above) according to whatever is appropriate for Allah."
(Jalaalayn vol. 2 p. 260).
However, the verse does not speak about the Zaat (person) of Allah Tala being on the
Ársh but it is to indicate the establishment and control of the Kingdom of Allah by
Himself. And Allah Knows Best.