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Seeing Allah Ta’ala

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Q: According to the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam), the believers will see their Lord in the lifeafter as they can see the moon. Please can you clarify more on the word “grasp” (tudrikuhu) in the Quranic verse: { No vision can grasp Him, but His Grasp is over all vision. He is the Most Subtle and Courteous, Well Acquainted with all things.}[6:103].

Does it mean they cannot see Him entirely like for instance when looking at the blue sky we only see part of it? And what is the meaning of the Hadith in which it is described that we will see Allah as we can see the moon.

Bismillaah

A:

Idraak means ihaatah, and for anybody to make ihaatah of Allah is impossible, whether with the basar or whether physical.

All the hadeeth is saying is that nobody will have difficulty in seeing Allah Ta`ala like how there is no difficulty in seeing the moon.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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