Attributes and Being of Allah Ta’ala

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Is it correct that the only thing that’s common between the attributes of Allah is being Qadeem? Like when we say the words of Allah are perfect, but Allah himself is more perfect than any of his attributes?


A: His attributes are Qadeem like His being. So there is no question of which is more perfect; both are the same.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, 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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