Meaning of RUYATALLAH in English


Seeing Allah

Useful information: The Shi'a school of thought absolutely denies that Allah can be seen since He has no image or body. However, other schools of thought accept several hadith that not only claim that Allah has physical parts but also that He will be seen on the Day of Judgement just as any other object is seen. They also claim that Allah occupies space and travels from one place to another. The basis for these arguments is hadith and not the Holy Qur'an. Some of these narrations are as follows:

"Our Lord, before creating His creation, did not have anything with Him; underneath Him was air; above Him was air; then he created His throne on water."

Sunan ibn Majah, introduction; Sunan al-Tirmidhi, explanations of Surat Hud. Musnad Ahmad ibn Hanbal, 4:11-12

On the Day of Judgement: "It will be said to Hell: 'Are you filled up'? It will say: 'Are there any more'? So the Lord, Blessed and Exalted is He, will put His leg into it, whereupon it will say, 'Now I am full'!" Sahih Bukhari, 3:128; 4:191; 4:129 of Anas, and others. Some narrations say "foot" instead of "leg."

"We were sitting with the Messenger of Allah ( pbuh&hf ) when he looked at the full moon and observed, 'You shall see your Lord as you are seeing this moon, and you will not be harmed by seeing Him'."

Sahih Bukhari, 10:18, 20; Book on the Times of Prayers hadith #521 and #539; Interpretation of the Holy Qur'an hadith #4473; Monotheism hadith #6882, #6883, #6884; Sahih Muslim, Book on Mosques and Places of Performing Prayers hadith #1002; Tirmidhi, Book on the Description of Paradise hadith #2474; Abu Dawud, Book on the Sunnah , hadith #4104; Ibn Majah, Book on the Introduction, hadith #173; Musnad Ahmad ibn Hanbal 4:360, 362, 365

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