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Does Allah have shape?

Again we have difference of opinion among muslim groups on this issue. Let us see what Allah says in quran on this issue as well.

When one reads the Quran and the hadith one will find that Allah is described with several names and attributes:

Allah has a face:

But will abide (for ever) the Face of thy Lord,- full of Majesty, Bounty and Honour. (55:27)

Allah has hands:

(Allah) said: “O Iblis! What prevents thee from prostrating thyself to one whom I have created with my hands? Art thou haughty? Or art thou one of the high (and mighty) ones?” (38:75)

Allah has a foot:

Hell will keep saying, Are there more? Until the Lord of Glory will put his Foot on it (Bukhari and Muslim)

Allah has a shin:

The Day that the shin shall be laid bare, and they shall be summoned to bow in adoration, but they shall not be able,- (68:42)

Allah rose over the throne:

The Beneficent One, Who rose over the Throne. (20:5)

Allah descends:

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah’s Apostle (p.b.u.h) said, “Our Lord, the Blessed, the Superior, comes every night down on the nearest Heaven to us when the last third of the night remains, saying: “Is there anyone to invoke Me, so that I may respond to invocation? Is there anyone to ask Me, so that I may grant him his request? Is there anyone seeking My forgiveness, so that I may forgive him?” (Bukhari)

Allah has an eye:“‘Throw (the child) into the chest, and throw (the chest) into the river: the river will cast him up on the bank, and he will be taken up by one who is an enemy to Me and an enemy to him’: But I cast (the garment of) love over thee from Me: and (this) in order that thou mayest be reared under Mine eye. (20:39)

Also Holy Qur’an declares clearly that in the Hereafter Believers will see Allah before and after they enter Paradise in below verses.

(Faces shining brightly [Believers] on the Day of Resurrection will look at their Rabb.) [Sûrat-ul-Qiyâmah 75: 22-23]

*So God is described with several of these attributes. Now throughout the history of Islam and even up to this day there have been two main interpretations of the attributes of God, one group interpret such attributes to be metaphorical, for instance the hands of God refer to his power, the eyes refer to his knowledge and so forth, so everything is interpreted in a metaphorical way.

The second interpretation is that you leave the attributes as they are, without adding more to them, or trying to explain how they are, you basically leave it as it is, and this is the view I myself go with as it is the safer approach.

So for instance when the verse says Allah has hands, I simply say yes he has hands, however do not imagine that his hands are anything like a human hand, do not even delve into what his hands actually are, simply leave it as it is and affirm that he has hands. The Quran makes it very clear that there is nothing like God:

And there is none like unto Him. (112:4)

So the Quran makes it quite clear that there is nothing like God, hence when you affirm that Allah has a hand, an eye, a foot, a shin, and so forth you do not in no way believe or interpret any of these attributes to be anything human like, you simply leave it as it is.

* Note: even all metamorphical verse will have literal info but meaning will be metamophical

EG: a) PAradise lied beneath mothers feet is a metamorphical statement but info given is literal like Paradise is real, mother is real and feet is real..

b) Allah created Prophet Adam(A.S) with his own hands.. how HE created we dont know but Info is literal like Allah is real, Prophet Adam is real and his creation is real.

Allah alone Knows what  is the exact form or shape or size of his hands and feet, eyes and ears, etc.?  

We must not imagine shape of Allah and any such thoughts coming to mind is from Shaitan who is plays  tricks.

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