Is time an attribute of Allah

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I’ve read somewhere that time is an attribute of Allah.  My belief is that time is a creation of Allah and not an attribute.  Would it not constitute kufr if time is attributed to Allah as one of his attributes. Please clarify.  

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Time is a relative issue. If one refers to time as Hadis (created and having a beginning) then that is not the attribute of Allah. In general, when we refer to time, it refers to the creation of Allah. As such, time in that context is not an attribute of Allah.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Syed Haneef Ahmed

Student Darul Iftaa
New York, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

 

 

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