Attributes of Allah

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 The attributes of Allah (SWT) are classified as either attributes relating to His essence or His activity. Kindly clarify if both kind of attributes are equal in superiority and honor or are the attributes of essence considered more superior? Also, are the attributes of activity pre-eternal and beginningless like the attributes of essence? Your response would be much appreciated in making clear this matter of aqidah. 


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

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

The question in reference is intricate and delicate. It is a subject of study in higher grades of ‘Aqaa-id. Such a discussion is beyond the comprehension of non-‘Ulamaa and may lead to unnecessary doubt and confusion. Inform us if you are an ‘Alim, so that we may advice you accordingly. 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Ahmad Jafari

Student Darul Iftaa
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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